Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Book of the Day

Fischer is now really enjoying the Froggy series by Johnathan London and illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. We have about six different Froggy books at our house: Froggy... Goes to School, Goes to Bed, Eats Out, Goes to the Doctor, Learns to Swim, Plays in the Band and Froggy Gets Dressed. This last one seems to be Fischer's current favorite. All of the books are really cute, with repetitive phrases and familiar characters. Froggy is always forgetting something and ALWAYS gets embarrassed at some point during the book (I can totally relate). I think Fischer can relate to Froggy too as he watches Froggy doing new or familiar things. I think this is the first series that Fischer has really been interested in.... No, I take that back... the David books were his first series fave. At any rate, we have been reading a lot of Froggy these days.

For all of you teachers, home schoolers or mommy go-getters, here are a few fun links for more info, ideas and activities to go with Froggy Get's Dressed:
  • Suite 101 has free printable lotto boards and uno games to go with the story.
  • Abcteach has a bunch of printable worksheets for reading, comprehension, and fun that are specific to the story.
  • You Tube has a video of an enthusiastic Cullen from Cullen's ABC's doing her own rendition of the story using felt pieces from funfelt.com.
  • This story lends itself to many conversations and activities about clothing and weather and how the two are connected. Froggy forgets what kinds of things he should be wearing in the snow.

1 comment:

Brian and Courtni said...

Thanks for that -- I am always lookng for good new books and I am excited to look at the links. You must be one of those go-getter moms, because you are always coming up with cool things like that!