I have decided to start participating in the Virtual Book Club for Kids blog hop with Toddler Approved and a host of others. This month we were to read to our children a book written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. We chose Little Hoot.
Poor Little Hoot. He loves everything, except bedtime! Why? Because his parents make him stay up late, like all the other owls, and he wants to go to bed like all his friends do! One particular night his mom makes him stay up another hour before he can go to bed, so he comes up with a whole bunch of activities to keep him busy.
After reading the book, we did the majority of Little Hoot's activities.
We played swords.
We jumped on the bed.
We went to the park and played on the jungle gym.
We made a fort and played in it, and did some reading with flashlights.
We were going to rake up a pile of leaves and jump in them, but they were soggy wet from the previous night's rain. We did scooter to grandma's for lunch, like we do every Tuesday.
After we got home from lunch we made pine cone owls.
This book came at a good time because we had just gotten back from a long weekend in Oklahoma and really needed a fun, activity-filled day.
Throughout the week, we also read a couple more of Rosenthal's books: Yes Day! and Duck! Rabbit! Brynne loved Duck! Rabbit! and has read it several times this week.
It's not too late to join in on the fun. (In fact, this is my first month.) Next month's author is Tomie de Paola. Grab one of his books, read it, do some activities, and link back with us on the third Monday of next month.
I am also linking up to Read-Aloud Thursday with Amy at Hope is the Word.