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The Library List: Week of January 8

Another week, another trip to the library.

We loved the DVD version of Ezra Jack Keats’ Snowy Day that we borrowed last week. This week we also snatched a copy of Scholastic’s take on Good Night Gorilla.

We’re trying limit A.’s TV time to short, family watching sessions and these DVD’s are just perfect. Great colors, narration and a beloved story, all wrapped up in 15 minutes. I really can’t get enough, which I something parents rarely say about their kids’ TV favorites. In fact, I found a boxed set that I picked up for A. for her birthday. Our library still has a lot of tapes and we haven’t owned a VHS player in years, so our selection of non-commercial kid’s picks is quite limited at the library.

As far as books go, we picked up:

Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
A Special Fish for Jonah, Andy McGuire    *My Favorite
Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea, Jan Peck
Little Quack’s Bedtime, Lauren Thompson
Whistle for Wille, Ezra Jack Keats
Peek! A Thai Hide and Seek, Mingfo Ho
Book! Book! Book!, Deborah Bruss

We made a second trip to pick up some of the fishy-themed books after we made a trip to the aquarium. We really like to reinforce the ideas A. learns on our outings by getting related books to read together. We talk about the things she remembers from the trip and use new vocabulary again. We also did some paintings when we got home using sponges shaped like whales, dolphins and more.

Grandma and Grandpa sent some new books this week and I picked up a Laura Numeroff set for A., so we haven’t cracked the library books as much as usual. There are a lot of cute titles for her phase of toddlerhood, so I think we’ll be renewing this week’s books for another round.

At this rate, we might read through the age-appropriate books for toddlers in no time, anyhow.

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  1. I’m glad you enjoyed Book! Book! Book! Check out my website, deborahbruss.com, for some activities and the story behind Book! Book! Book! There’s also a link there to my book trailer for my latest board book, Big Box for Ben. Enjoy!

  2. Thanks, Deborah! We’ll have to look for Big Box for Ben. We’ll definitely check out your recommended activities, too. We love to incorporate ideas from books into our play and crafts.

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