Like most mothers, I started reading to the kids when they were in my belly. I bought the whole 'Curious George' collection, the whole 'Beatrix Potter' collection, lots of Dr. Seuss books, etc. But where I went wrong is, I bought actual page books. Now experienced mothers know that this was a complete rookie mistake, because babies/toddlers tear pages. Anyhoo, over the last 2 1/2 years, our library has expanded and we now have a combo of cardboard books and page books.
The kiddos favorite book of the moment is Eric Carle's 'The Very Hungry
So to spice our day up I decided to read it to them, but this time let them paint while they listen. And of course take pictures of them as they do it.
|Ray's an old pro (yes that is Wingo his car)|
|Now we're getting into it...|
|Ray painting his lips...|
|Having a ball....|
|Ray(left) & Ry's(right) artwork|
(and yes, those are their hungry caterpillars)