Chelsea really enjoys having story time with her mommy and her daddy. We love reading books that get our minds thinking. Anything that really helps us learn about our surroundings, get our creative minds flowing and our imagination going. During this readers circle we will be sharing about a fun way to get creative, imagination soaring, and enjoy learning about animals, how to create different items, and historical facts.
First on our list for this week is “Fun with Stitchables” I have always wanted to learn how to embroid. Quick and easy cross stitch sewing cards are included with punched holes for easy stitching, as well as a 16-page project book with instructions for designing your own unique stitching patterns and color combinations. A project gallery shows examples of what the hand-stitched cards can become once they are complete: everything from ornaments to greeting cards! The simple stitching patterns taught in this book promote growth and development, hand-eye coordination, as well as creativity and imagination. Fun with Stitchables will entertain and delight crafters of all ages and inspire a lifelong love of embroidery.
Chelsea and I have been having a lot of fun with this book. Growing up my mom almost was always doing craft activities with my sister and I so I have been keeping up that tradition with my daughter. I know that she truly enjoys it as much as I do.
Next on our list is “Day Dreamers A Journey of Imagination” by Emily Winfield Martin. Chelsea just loves stories that bring the magical characters to life. Whether cloud-gazing, or wandering through the museum, reading a book or playing in a tide pool the children in this board book find themselves in places inhabited by magical creatures such as dragons, unicorns, griffins, and jackalopes. A whimsical rhyme accompanies the dream worthy illustrations. This beautiful book is a must-have addition to every child’s collection! Chelsea’s collection of books is constantly growing as we are almost always finding more cute stories to add to our collection.
Chelsea really enjoys books that have something to do with animals so the next book we would like to share about would be “Olivia Loves Owls” by David McPhail. Olivia Loves Owl features a little girl and her beloved stuffed owl. Olivia and Owl pick apples and frolic through piles of colorful leaves. After enjoying a perfect fall day, they go inside to wish upon a star and hoot at the moon. The youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a child and her favorite stuffed animal and how this sweet friendship makes each day special. Chelsea has a special bond with our pets and this shows her that other children have similar bonds with their pets and animals near them. Chelsea tends to pick this book up a lot out of her large collection.
We have one more story to share about and this book goes perfectly with what we have been learning about at my workplace. We have a program that teaches the young adults and adults about the STEM program. We would love to share about “Ada’s Ideas” by Fiona Robinson. I love that not only is my daughter learning about new things but so am I.
Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, a poet, and Anna Isabella Milbanke, a mathematician. Her parents separated when she was young, and her mother insisted on a logic-focused education, rejecting Byron’s “mad” love of poetry. But Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics “poetical science.” Via her friendship with inventor Charles Babbage, she became involved in “programming” his Analytical Engine, a precursor to the computer, thus becoming the world’s first computer programmer. This picture book biography of Ada Lovelace is a compelling portrait of a woman who saw the potential for numbers to make art.
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