I spend a lot of time reading the very best children’s books I can find and then build on the ideas, characters, or illustrations from those books. The goal of each read-aloud experience is to help young children develop a love for reading and to build connections between reading and their everyday world.
Below are many of my absolute favorite read-aloud books along with a few ideas to keep the story going all around the classroom.
Reading the wonderfully illustrated book “Gingerbread Friends” by Jan Brett and making the best smelling gingerbread playdough ever!
Reading “The Popcorn Book” by Tomie dePaola and exploring the facinating world of popcorn in our outdoor classroom and discovery table!
Exploring peas all around the classroom and the wonderful book “Little Pea” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal!