Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Littles Learning Link Up: May 7, 2019: Favorite Caterpillar/Butterfly Books for Preschoolers

Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my early elementary children and the preschoolers I work with at our homeschool co-op (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

Co-op is over for the year. We had our end of year program this past weekend. My class recited a poem and sang three of the songs we've been singing throughout the year. The K-3 class and 4-7 class put on a play called Treasure Island, which was technically nothing like the original Treasure Island. We had Dora the Explorer, her mom, the Map, Long John Silver, another captain, his crew which was comprised of Snow White and Mr. Shirt (who happened to be wearing a red shirt with a Star Trek insignia), plus the pirate crew (the K-3 class). Then the high school class put on a skit of Pilgrim's Progress. I'll be sharing some pictures in this week's Wordless Wednesday.

I have shared several caterpillar/butterfly posts these past several weeks. We made Pattern Caterpillar CraftsSymmetrical Butterfly CraftsPaper Plate Butterfly Life Cycle and Butterfly Lapbooks. Today I would like to share the books we read for each of the lessons plus some we did not get to, but I wish we had had time to.

The following books were great for our Pattern Caterpillar crafts:

First we read Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr. This book was great for showing different patterns. I love that there are illustrations showing the different caterpillars and the butterflies they become.

What is a caterpillar lesson without reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

And this book was great for our symmetrical butterflies.

Waiting For Wings by Lois Ehlert

And here are some great books for the butterfly life cycle. I honestly am not sure which books actually got read to the children as some of them were supposed to be read during the Teen Teach Day. I just know, out of the many I had out from the library, these are the ones I would recommend for preschool.

Favorite Caterpillar/Butterfly Books for Preschoolers

Let's take a look at that review schedule real quick:

Last week I shared my review of the first two books in the Hamelin Stoop series from 12 Gates Publishing. The first book by Robert B. Sloan is titled, The Eagle, The Cave, and the Footbridge. The second book is titled The Lost Princess and the Jewel of Periluna.

This week you will find reviews for Pathway to Liberty and Elementary Math Games from The Critical Thinking Co..

Later in the month I will share my reviews of the book God is Better Than Trucks from Christian Focus, another picture book titled Nothing from Worthy Kids, a couple of online subscriptions from EdAlive, plus Supercharged Science.

In June I will share reviews for Simply Classical Writing from Memoria Press and Lightning Lit Grade 2 from Hewitt Homeschooling Resources.

Phew, yes we are still busy with quite a few review products.

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 8 wonderful posts linked up. I will be sharing 2 randomly selected posts this week.

Please, don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's first randomly selected post is:

Kelli from 3 Boys and a Dog shared Pig Crafts and Activities for Kids.

This week's second randomly selected post is:

Nicole from Mama of Many Blessings shared Glow in the Dark Search and Find Bottle

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Littles Learning Link Up permalink please.

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1 comment:

  1. Ten little caterpillars looks like such a cute book! And my kids love any book by Eric Carle.


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