Looking for Multicultural Monday? Sorry, after a long night of taking a good friend to the Emergency Room, I decided to take a week off and do a bit easier of a post that I was trying to figure out when to write it this week anyway. Multicultural Monday will return next week though!! (Oh, and the good news is that my friend is home and all right. She did not need the surgery we thought she might need!!)
The July Author for the Virtual Book Club for Kids is Don and Audrey Wood. Last week the link party started and I shared our activities for The Dragon and The Princess. If you missed it, please go see it. I included activities for different age children including one on gender identity to open discussions about how we have preconceived ideas of what gender will do certain jobs or have certain behaviors.
The Virtual Book Club for Kids is a group of bloggers who have joined together for the summer (and some are extending it beyond) to look at the same author each month and do some craft and/or activity with a book by this author. Last month our author was Mo Willems and you can check it out here. This month it is Don and Audrey Wood. The blogs participating are:
Please visit each one to see what Wood book they are doing and be inspired!!
This week we are sharing an activity to go with The Deep Blue Sea by Audrey Wood and illustrated by Bruce Wood. We keep this in the car and Hazel loves to play with it as we are driving along. It enables her to retell the story for the most part.
This book is really great for learning colors. Each page for the most part adds a color to the picture of course until the rain comes and the many colored fish come out. My purple parrot needs to be recut since she can never tell what it is, but besides that we love it.
Now you can link your Don and Audrey Wood activities up. Please make sure it is an activity to go along with one of their specific books!! And for those of you planning ahead, August's author is Kevin Henkes (one of our personal favorites!!).