Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: ABC Animal Jamboree by Giles Andreae
Why we love this book:
I’m back from South Africa and I’m trying to wrap my brain around everything I experienced. I’m busy sorting through the hundreds of pictures I took and I’m putting together my thought for some upcoming posts on my adventure!
This week I thought I’d combine a little South Africa Animal Safari preview and a Lego alphabet lesson my grandsons worked up all on their own. ABC Animal Jamboree could be considered the little brother to the catchy Rumble in the Jungle. Bright, bold animal illustrations introduce children to animals one by one through a rhyming alphabet romp. Another fun read aloud from Giles Andreae!
Literacy Learning with Legos
Legos have long been a tradition in our home. Many years ago, Grandson #1, now 14 years old, brought some Legos to Grandma’s house. My collection has been growing ever since. There are two huge bins full of these enticing little pieces and a lot of fine motor skills have been developed by Grandsons # 1, 2, 3 and 4 while creating with Legos.
How many toys can a 3 and 10-year-old truly enjoy and play with together side by side? Well, Legos are one answer!
Grandson #3 (10 years-old) ask Grandson #4 (3 years-old), “Can you point to the letter C?”
Grandson #3: “How about the L?”
Grandson #4: “I have two L’s in my name.”
Grandson #4: “This is A.”
Leave it to the children to teach me a literacy Lego lesson! Who knew you could use Legos to learn the alphabet?
Life with Joyce
We’re GIVING AWAY one copy of ABC Animal Jamboree by Giles Andreae
To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.
How do you engage children of different ages? Have you found a toy that truly spans different ages? (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)
One entry per person, please.
No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Sunday, July 29, 2012
The winner must be a resident of The United States.
The winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, July 30, 2012. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!