Monday, August 29, 2011

August 2011 Books and Craft

I just returned from my summer vacation and wanted to give you an one more way to hang onto summer, although Labor Day weekend fast approaches.

Book To Read:
A Day in the Ocean, written by Cathy Drinkwater Better, illustrated by Sue King, published by Flying frog Publishing, Lutherville MD. This delightful pop-up book shows what a group of underwater friends do for fun.

The Tiny Tadpole written by Judith Nicholls, illustrated by Mara Van der Meer, published by Scholastic, NY. This touch-and-feel book is perfect for the littlest reader. It wonderful large illustrations and special places to feel textures is just charming. How delighted they will be when then the tadpole becomes a frog, shown one a huge foldout page!

Ocean Life, written by Cynthia Stierle, photography by Annie Crawley,with DVD written, narrated and filmed by Annie Crawley. This is a great set for the older child, since the DVD gives informative lessons with terrific underwater scenes with amazing images.

Porthole Pictures

You need a white paper plate, clear food wrap and construction paper of various colors, scissors and glue or tape.

Cut out colorful coral, seaweed, shell and fish shapes from the paper. Glue of tape them to the paper plate. Cover the plate with clear food wrap, taping the edges on the back. It becomes your porthole to view sea life! Older children can research life in different oceans and make scenes form many different locations. Have fun!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011