My college years were spent in Plymouth, New Hampshire studying Early Childhood Education. I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Studies with a minor in Child Development. I did teach infants, toddlers and preschoolers for a while and now, obviously, I have my three kids who all love school, homework, and anything to do with books. They are so happy when we work on a project together, and if it ties into a book we’ve read or a song we’ve sung, they are even happier.
With summer coming, kids will be out of school- and while I do think there is something to be said for the lazy days of summer, and not overplanning, I can tell you with certainty that my children will ask for projects, and want to do workbooks and worksheets- and since we read books together several times a day as it is, I’d just assume incorporate stories, crafts, snacks and songs into our days that complement one another, to broaden their understanding of the stories, and their meanings, in an age appropriate way (in short: lots of fun activities that go together). I can almost promise you that if you will be spending any amount of time with children ages 2-5 this summer, you’ll want this book. It’ll offer you tons of great story, craft and recipe options to pass those days away while spending time with the kids.
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