Friday, February 8, 2013

Book Review: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

Reading to your child helps them become ready to start and stay in school. The fun doesn't have to stop when the reading is done! There are many skills that can come that is initiated from reading a book. To build upon these skills, use activities to reinforce the learning.
School Age: 2 grade +

Developmental Skill: Sequencing is math emergent skill, putting like things together in a natural order, helping with foundational math and science skills.

Review: If a hungry little traveler shows up at your house, you might want to gibe him a cookie. If you give him a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk.The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.

Activity: Make cookies with your  child! As you bake, talk about the order of the recipe, discuss what would happen if the order was not followed. Let children help and see how following steps produces a delicious outcome!

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