Saturday, May 7, 2011

5 Fav. Books 5つの大好きな本

From time to time I like to take note of our favorite things.  I've also been asked a few times recently for suggestions of English books which toddlers might like.  I can't speak for all toddlers but I can tell you the current 5 favorite in our home!
 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle 英語でもよめる くまさんくまさんなにみてるの?  エリック カール
This book is easy to read with ASL signs (animals and colors) as well as being a bilingual J/E edition.  The kids love the simplicity of the story.
Noah's Ark cloth pop-up book 
I bought this back when Zilla was a baby and he still enjoys reading it.  Unlike many pop-up books this is very durable.  It is often in our "church bag" to take along on Sunday.
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins
The picture below is of us reading this book.  It has a nice beat and enough repetition that even non-native speakers can enjoy it.  My 3yr old English class years ago requested it at almost every lesson!
Sesame Street Look and Find Picture Puzzles
Here are a whole book of pictures for searching and comparing activities.  Zilla loves to go through a few pages at a time either by himself or with someone else.  In true Sesame style each page can also be a conversation starter, creating teachable moments.
Chika Chika Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.John Archambault and Lois Ehlert
A newer classic, this CD/Book set is great. The story line is simple yet interesting and when read out loud you automatically slip into a rhythm.  It is also a great way to "meet" the letters in the alphabet.

Mega drumming along as we read Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

1 comment:

Marla said...

We also love Brown Bear and Hand Hand Fingers Thumb. I have read them SO many times. Also favorites at our house are The Eye Book, Moo Baa LaLaLa, anything Berenstein Bears, anything Amelia Bedelia, and anything from Mr. Putter and Tabby series. I love that my kids love books!