We are continuing the celebration today with some highlights from the Summer Challenge. If you participated in the challenge, and even if you didn't, we'd love to hear from you about how you connected with your kiddos with books and activities this summer.
Enjoy these highlights, and be sure to come back on Monday for some easy art projects to pair with your future story time reads.
|Our own Rebecca J. Gomez enjoyed the book|
Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sis, then
enjoyed some ice cream her hubby!
|What goes better with ice cream than cake?|
|Salem didn't get to play in the dirt, but he |
did hear a story about a worm who lives in the dirt,
and that's good enough for us!
|More dirt-themed book recommendations!|
|A great story time idea for the setting sail theme!|
|Mindy Baker recommends this fun, interactive|
|For the red, white, and blue theme, Rebecca |
shared United Tweets of America by Hudson Talbott
|Some books about fireworks: |
Lion of the Sky: Haiku for all Seasons by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Merce Lopez
The Fabulous Firework Family by James Flora
Red, White and Boom! by Lee Wardlaw, illustrated by Huy Voun Lee
|Mindy Baker shared a wonderful review of |
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall for the pool theme,
complete with story time discussion ideas and a craft!
Here's a link to the original post.
|Sharing a book and a zoo trip with the grandson,|
just not on the same day!
|It's not just about picture books! Mindy Baker|
recommended this book for older readers as part
of our wilderness theme.
|This is a great book to foster discussions about|
wasteful habits, plastic dependence, and recycling.
| Julie (@365learnandplay on Instagram) made |
sand art (including this unicorn) on the beach
with her family. She recommends
Sandcake by Frank Asch.