Second, once the morning coffee kicks in, I’m heading over to a discussion at Jen Robinson’s book page about a campaign to encourage reading aloud to kids. I know for twelve years our bedtime reading ritual was as routine as eating dinner, and in many ways was just as important. Can we get that concept out to all parents? Discuss.
Okay, now ABC Storytime:
The Letter M
Book: The Grumpy Morning, by Pamela Duncan Edwards, or Good Morning Sam, by Marie-Louise Gay
Song: “Good Morning Song”
Book: The Magical Mystical Marvelous Coat, by Catherine Ann Cullen [I really love this book.]
Book: When Mommy Was Mad, by Lynne Jonell [This one, too.]
Rhyme: “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.Book: Five Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do, by Eileen Christelow
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
"No more monkeys jumping on the bed.
(Continue with four, three, two, one monkeys.)
Book: Today is Monday, by Eric Carle, or Meow Monday, by Phyllis Root