Reading Together

Archive for January 2010

I just discovered Because Babies Grow Up, a blog about what to do with your babies when they “grow up”. Essentially, once your baby is no longer newborn how do you interact with them.  She writes here about how music and books promote emergent literacy. 

I wrote in this post about interacting with your babies to make them smarter.  “Because Babies Grow Up” is a blog that gives a lot of helpful hints about how to interact with your baby without putting them in front of the television. Books, songs and music are all great ways to do this. 

This post is an entry into the “Because Babies Grow Up” giveaway for the ebook “Laptime Songs for Mommies”.

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I hate snow. 

It’s wet and cold and causes me a great deal of stress when I have to drive in it. 

There are a couple of books I like to read aloud regardless of my feelings towards snow. 

My favorite is:

Snow by Cynthia Rylant


Her text makes me actually feel warm while reading about snow.  And the illustrations of the snowflakes are beautiful (by Lauren Stringer).

I have been doing some snow/winter storytimes and have found some great new songs and fingerplays on Mel’s Desk here. Thanks!

I did change the words she had to the following:

Hat, scarf, coat and books (tune: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes)

Hat, scarf, coat and boots, coat and boots

Hat, scarf, coat and boots, coat and boots

In Wintertime we dress like that

Hat, scarf, coat and boots, coat and boots


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  • Amber: Thanks for sharing my blog with your readers! You summed up the reason for the name better than I've been able to :) Good luck in the giveaway!
  • Musing: I wasn't able to finish Twilight myself, but I'm always glad to hear of young people being turned on to reading. :)
  • juliannahelt: I forgot about Twelve Hats for Lena. It is a great book! Thanks for mentioning it.