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We are really excited to be focusing on an "All About Me" theme for the next couples of weeks! We will be doing lots of activities based on Kingston and the things that make him who he is such as his family members, his body parts, and his emotions. Here are some of the books and products we will be using for this unit:
Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling? - This is such an awesome simple book about feelings for toddlers. It portrays pictures of Duck and Goose with simple bold feeling words next to it. Kingston really likes Duck and Goose and the colors are great.
Eyes, Nose, Fingers, and Toes: A First Book All About You - This book is phenomenal! This is truly one of my favorite toddler "All About Me" books because it goes in depth about everything on the toddlers body. It is definitely worth checking out!
On the Day You Were Born - I wanted to include some books about "being born" in our All About Me unit because that is obviously one of the most important days in a person's life! This book will serve the purpose of introducing that concept to K and also explaining the concept of how he will be an older brother soon.
From Head to Toe Board Book - This fun book pairs animal actions with human actions. As we read, we will be able to follow along and do the actions. I think it will help with body awareness!
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! - We love Mo Willems "Pigeon" books! This is an adorable toddler book about feelings. The Pigeon is pretty hard to resist with his heartwarming antics.
Elmo's World First Flap-Book Library: Babies - We have utilized this lift-the-flap series often in our different units. We have never explored the "Babies" book much, but we will be using it during this unit to introduce some of the things K did when he was younger and to illustrate how he has evolved into a toddler!
Eyes & Nose, Fingers & Toes (Sesame Beginnings) - I purchased this series at the Dollar Tree, and I have to say that they are pretty great! K already knows all of his general body parts, but the more repetition the better.
Toes, Ears, & Nose! A Lift-the-Flap Book (Not Pictured) - This book lives at the Glamparents house and we pretty much read it every time we go over! I love that it pairs the body parts with the different clothing items that typically cover them up. This book is great for introducing different body parts (it has a lot of less common ones) and for teaching about the clothing we wear.
The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites - This is a fun classic Seuss book that I thought would be fun to include! K loves to tickle feet, so it will be fun to read him this book.
Little Grown-Ups - I couldn't resist including this adorable book. Each baby/toddler is dressed up in a different grown up costume and it depicts different jobs. This will be a fun introduction to the possibility of what Kingston can be when he grows up!
Where Is Baby's Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap Book - This is a classic Karen Katz book and definitely had to be included! If you don't have this book, you should!
Ten Tiny Tickles and Counting Kisses: A Kiss & Read Book - These two Karen Katz books are adorable because not only do they teach the different body parts, but they do so in such a loving manner - tickles and kisses!!
Belly Button Book - This Sandra Boynton book is funny and a fun way to teach your little one about their bellybutton!
On the Night You Were Born - This is another beautiful book about being born. I love Nancy Tilman!
We will also be including our two personalized books in this unit! "Kingston's Amazing Alphabet Adventures", I had made through Shutterfly for K's 1st birthday. It has his picture on every page, as well as his name! The awesome "A-B-C What Kingston Can Be!" is a fantastic book from I See Me that our friends had made for K for his 1st birthday. It's all about what he can be when he grows up!
Melissa & Doug Basic Skills Board - This board is so much fun and so challenging for K! For this unit, we will be practicing self-help skills using this. I used Elmer's Wood Glue to glue the pieces of this puzzle to the board. It was too difficult for Kingston to practice the skills with the pieces moving around all of the time, so a quick glue application and this board was perfect!
Other than what I have described above, we will also be working with the Emotion Words Cards from PreKinders as well as lots of different pictures of Kingston, the things he likes, and his family! Stay tuned for some "All About Me" fun!
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