Each week on Rainy Day Mum we are sharing themed activities, crafts, and recipes for Kids based around some classic storybooks for kids. This is part of our Virtual Book Club for Kids which started back in 2012 as a monthly series and since September we have been running monthly.
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In the first 4 months of this new school year, we shared activities and some crafts based on a variety of popular toddler and preschool themes and I know that our readers and those signed up for the Book Based Activities and Crafts Lesson Plans have enjoyed receiving their weekly updates and ideas for bringing books alive. To help you plan and get your book baskets organized here are the next 2 months themes and featured books for January and February.
January Themes and Featured Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Although we are based in the UK and have our fingers crossed that there will be snow we realize that not everyone that reads our blog is in the Northern Hemisphere or is likely to get snow so Winter only features as one of the themes for this month.
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January 8th 2018 – Theme Bears
Our first theme is Bears and we have chosen a fun story for this theme Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
January 15th 2018 – Theme Snow
A classic winter theme for early years snow and the book that we have chosen is one of mine and my children’s favourites. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
January 22nd 2018 – Theme Pancakes
Before you celebrate Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day get prepared and sharing this fun Pancake themed book ideal for Toddlers and Preschoolers. If you Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
January 29th 2018 – Theme Pets
No matter what time of the year the theme of Pets is always popular with toddlers and preschoolers and we have chosen a fun book for this week’s featured book. Harry The Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
February 5th 2018 – Valentines Day
Giving you time to plan and prepare we are featuring Valentines Day the week before Valentines so that you can share these activities, crafts and recipes in the lead up to the day. Our featured book is a classic Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
February 12 – Emotions
One of the important topics to focus on with Toddlers and Preschoolers is to develop awareness of their emotions as well as the emotions of others around them. With the featured book I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer
February 19th – Dr Seuss
A popular theme from last year Dr Seuss is a favourite author among children with silly pictures and funny rhymes. This year we have chosen Fox in Socks by Dr Seuss to be the Featured Book this week.
February 26 – Dragons
Fairytale creatures dragons are popular with children and adults alike and with our featured book Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin we’re going to have a lot of fun for this final week of February.
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