We’ve recently re-instated our weekly library trip. it’s been a great way to break up long Winter days and strengthen our ask a question/look it up process. O’s questions have been flowing very freely, as any four year old’s do, and they are becoming much more complex, connected, and interesting!
Before we head to the library we talk about what things we have questions about and/or what things we would like to learn about. We also leave room for fiction stories and talk about what types of stories we may want to explore.
This week he had questions about airplanes and things that fly.
This book is one of the I Wonder Why series. We really like these. This book goes beyond flight and also talks about how and why other vehicles work as well-why cars have tires, how do air balloons fly, ect. We have also explored crocodiles, reptiles, snakes, and dinosaurs in this series.
A few of our other finds on flight are below.
We lucked out this week at the dollar a bag book sale. They had a bunch of kids books that would make great additions to our life learning library. (sorry this is sideways!)
another score from this week’s library came in the form of some info that O shared with me about why he us usually doesn’t enjoy story time at the library or the book store. Not surprisingly h shared he didn’t like story time at these places is because “you have to sit still and I don’t have anything to do with my hands!” totally get it. When we do story time he is free to walk around, do quiet hand activities (lacing, beading, ext.) as long as he is listening and engaged (if he isn’t we simply stop the story and go back to it another time).
On our way out he noticed a boy doing a craft. We helped ourselves to the supplies the library had offered and he loved listening to me read the story (twice) while he created his colorful fish.
The book is Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea. His excitement of the combined craft and story has inspired me to incorporate this into our late afternoon book time.
Next week I’ll be sharing how I am creating our new daily rhythm at home, some supply orders (and wish lists!) and more books and activity fun.