Tuesday, September 30, 2014

So I May Be Crazy...

...But I plan {Lord willing} on participating in 31 Days again this year. You know, posting on the same topic for 31 days straight through the entire month October. Gulp.

The topic idea came to me last year, while I was frantically working on and then writing about projects and recipes I'd pinned. It's been simmering in my brain for an entire year, so I felt the urge to follow through on it.

If you follow me on Pinterest, you might be able to put the pieces together and figure out my theme. If you don't, I'll just make it easy and tell you.


Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all of the good children's books on the shelves of your local library? Ever wondered what you should really be reading to your preschooler, what books will inspire in them most a love of literature and learning? Are you tired of all the twaddle found in kid's books? Would you like to skip all of the books based on movies, and start reading the other way around {books that were so good, someone decided to make them into a movie}?

Yeah, me too. Thus, 31 Days of Great Books for Preschoolers. I'm exploring some of the best titles, modern works and those that have stood the test of time. I'll be sharing with you their plots, topics, educational aspects, and plenty of activities and games to further explore the material with your little people. And I am SO. EXCITED.

Because this applies to me, folks. This Fall I wanted to start a more structured preschool program with S- working on letter and number recognition, sounds the letters make, and art projects each day. We were on vacation for the first half of September, which seemed the ideal time to get such a program started. When we got back I started plugging away on this project, and it occurred to me-

Why do I need to work with her on number and letter flash cards each day, when so many of these great books she loves and enjoys are full of them? Why not work on our letters and numbers each week through the in-depth study of a great book, as opposed to an expensive or tiresome curriculum?

So each book that I share is one that I've read with my own preschooler, which we've both enjoyed. Furthermore, it is one that I plan to study with her at length to work on our science, math, and reading skills.


Whether you simply come across a few new titles to check out with your preschooler, or decide to work your way through the majority of the activities and ideas shared, I hope that you will find this 31 days series to be a blessing to both you and your little ones.

Come on back tomorrow for both a proper introduction and a list of the titles and topics I'll be covering.

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