Thursday, May 14, 2009

two more good books

This is a great story we really liked it a lot. It is a good curl up together and look at the pictures and discuss as you go type of Story. It is the story of one of the sequoias, from seed to the day it fell in the Sequoia National Forest- now part of Yosemite National Park. The tree lived hundreds of years, and the time line on the bottom shows what was happening elsewhere in the world as the tree grew. This is the tree which eventually had a tunnel cut in it to drive through. - Sadly that tunnel led to its being weakened and its eventual falling- many trees around it are much older-.




this is along the lines of an I-Spy book- and we love those- anyhow its, a bunch of different places animals live and you find them, theres a lot of counting involved. The pictures are beautiful, and cheery. The animals aren;t to hard to find so younger kids don;t get to frustrated looking for them. The other morning Grace and Adam had this and where so involved in it for at least an hour , I did not interrupt. Even my oldest Madeline who is 13 got involved in helping find the friendly animals.




Sometimes in the morning we have been picking up some story, paper or anything and having reading time, the kids like it and sometimes read to each other- good for reading practice, and speaking to others. Since you have to be clear and loud enough to be heard. This is becoming an enjoyable way to begin school and any other day too.

7 comments:

Beverly said...

oh, that sounds so nice. I love how you start your school day!

Lisa said...

The sequoias are amazing. I have never seen one personally yet, but it is something I must do in my lifetime.

Madeline said...

We love to begin the day with a book! Those look like great ones for when Levi is a little older!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

The story of the tree sounds interesting. We love I-Spy books as well!! Thanks! Hope you have a great weekend!

Leslie said...

these books look great. I think we have one of them. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I love to hear from anyone that is reading!!

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Ooh, both great books! I'd love to get the tree book before our trip to the Sequoias this summer. And we love Usbourne counting books, too. :)

Kayce and Robbie said...

My kids love that 1001 books. We have several of them. However, we have to tell them that they aren't bedtime books as they could go on forever!