In the meantime, Zoe from Playing By the Book has started a Fantastic Fiction for Kids event in which she highlights several books in a themed set and offers ideas for crafts and activities to go along with the books.
Zoe asked if I would be interested in suggesting three titles focused on a particular theme of my choosing to highlight in a Fantastic Fiction set. Here are her thoughts on hosting this particular event:
“Fantastic Fiction for Kids” happens here on Playing by the book
every Wednesday – readers of Playing by the book and guest posters from other blogs I love suggest a short selection of children’s fiction books on a particular topic and I include music and activity suggestions to accompany the books.
I set up this project for 2 main reasons (1) I want to hear from you about books you love and (2) I’m always on the look-out for ways of finding new books on particular topics.
The rule is: all of the books must be fiction. We picked sharks, because that's a favorite in our home. This is one of our suggested titles:
Zoe then pieced together some activities for shark play. Go check out her suggestions!
I was on my self-imposed Thanksgiving vacation last week, so I didn't get this link up right away. That turned out to be ok though because I could recommend more than just the shark post featuring Reading My Library.
Check out the following, from Playing By the Book:
* AMAZING post centered around a Barn Dance.
* Creating toy hospitals with your little ones.
* Fantastic Fiction: Trucks
And you'll go and see what she does with her kids and you'll feel equally inspired and like you are a very bad and unimaginative parent. So go! Read her suggestions! Be inspired!
Not that I'm a Picasso fan (by any stretch of the imagination) but this quote is rather thought-provoking and applicable. heh.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~ Pablo Picasso
(And if I even start to talk about Picasso, children and creativity I'll never stop...)