Friday, November 14, 2014

Letter B Week: William Edition (pics soon)

I have to get back into the swing of things!  I almost forgot to start getting letter B ready for the following week.  Looks like we might miss library day again to babysit for a friend, so I'm going to try to get letter B book and A books at the same time. 

I'm trying to just stick with books and series our family, particularly William, likes this time around for my book lists.  So, there are many other titles that others love and are great for this letter, but I'm going to choose to leave off.  Also, keep in mind that I like to make a really long list because you never know what is actually going to be available when you go to the library.  Better to start with too long of a list than to only have a few and have none be available. When looking for B books, I  only found about half of the titles I went searching for. 

Buddy and the Bunnies: In Don't Play with Your Food by Bob Shea 
Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Do You Know Me by Anne Rockwell
The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy by David Soman
I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd
Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug! by Ed Emberley
Bob the Builder
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr
Bear series by Karma Wilson
The Wheels on the Bus
But Excuse Me That is My Book by Lauren Child (Charlie and Lola)
Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear by Monica Caresi
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (We like Byron Barton's version)
Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff
Little Bear series by Else Holmelund Minarik
Bear's Birthday by Stella Blackstone
Bear on a Bike by Stella Blackston
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
Birds by Kevin Henkes
There's a Bird on Your Head by Mo Willems (Piggie and Elephant)
Batman: The Story of the Dark Knight by Ralph Cosentino
Big Bad Bubble by Adam Rubin
A Big Guy Took My Ball! by Mo Willems (Piggie and Elephant)
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Knuffle Bunny trilogy by Mo Willems
Bionic Bunny Show by Marc Brown (Reading Rainbow)
Two Bunny Buddies by Kathryn O Galbraith
Peekaboo Bunny by Holly Surplice
Boats by Byron Barton
Ball by Mary Sullivan
Banana by Ed Vere
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons
Belly Button Book by Sandra Boynton
Bambi (Little Golden Book)

Key words:
bear, bug, bee, bike, bus, birds, Batman, ball, bunny, boat, butterfly, banana, blue, button, bed, bath, bye

Just a funny little note: I can tell I have a girlie girl daughter because when I searched "ball" in Goodreads, everything that came up was ballet related!

TV / Movie / Characters:
Brave, Brobee, Big Bird, Baby Bear, Beauty, Beast, Barnacle, Bubble Guppies, Air Buds, Knuffle Bunny, Bambi, Boba Fett, Boo,

Brave was on our DVR and William asked for it as I went past.  It was a great fit for the week since it features bears!  Later that morning, we read Blueberries for Sal while eating blueberries. 

Full Alphabet Books:
A B C Kids by Simon Basher
Star Wars ABC
ABC of Cookies (Sesame Street)
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Elhert
Max's ABC by Rosemary Wells (features ants!)
Kipper's A to Z by Mick Inkpen
Shiver Me Letters by June Sobel
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr
LMNO Peas by Keith Baker

Here is our full alphabet playlist. 

Games / Apps:
Super Why Alphabet Adventures.    This was perfect for us.  William enjoyed the four alphabet song videos, as well as Woofster's tracing game with the bones and paw prints and Pig's game finding the letters and taking their picture.  The other games were harder for him because they involved a stronger knowlegde of letter sounds and Super Why's game involved greater fine motor control. Cookie Monster's Alphabet soup. Elmo's Keyboard-o-rama

Letter Craft:

Uppercase B into a bear (William chose this, and it matched many books we read this week).
Lowercase B out of buttons (I planned this knowing he loved this activity with Pete the Cat).

I'll highlight the ones he really enjoyed this week.  We were all sick with a terrible cold for the week. so we didn't do as much as usual.  William known B well, so it worked out okay.  

  • Read books.  (see above)
  • Play games/apps on computer or tablet. (see above)
  • Trace letter with manipulatives (rocks, buttons, pom poms, cereal pieces, etc), stickers, or Do-a-Dot markers
  • Magnet pages
  • Playdoh.  
  • Watch playlists.  (We did this every morning before watching any other TV).
  • Sing alphabet song
  • Tracing letters with a finger in books
  • Finding letters in environmental print
  • Alphabet stampers
  • Play with toys from letter bin.  (We played with the babies feeding them bottles).
  • Tracing sheets
  • Lacing cards
  • Puzzles.  I had some paper ones that made a simple picture with one sentence featuring the letter.  He also enjoy a full alphabet puzzles, both upper and lower.  
  • Hand print animals
  • Lego letters
  • Painting over taped off letters
  • Rubbings 
  • Matching.  Matching same case or different cases.   We can use magnet letters for this or print outs.  
  • Watch letter related movies.  (For letter B we watched Brave, but also could watch Bambi)

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