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I’m excited to be joining the What to Read blog hop link up as a co-host. Each week we have a different theme and I’ll be suggesting my favorite books for learning about that topic with your kids.
Animals have always been one of my kids’ favorite topics in homeschool learning. Preschool and Kindergarten homeschooling is the perfect age for unit studies. I let the kids loose in the library and we’d find all sorts of books about animals. We would choose one animal they were especially interested in and then try to find many different kinds of books to study.
This week’s What to Read post is about Monkeys. So I would include picture books, fables, as well as non-fiction books for kids with lots of true facts about Monkeys. I’d include different types of primates to compare differences and likenesses in behaviors, habitat, and more. I use the one topic to bring in fun ways to learn math, science, art projects, and every subject of learning.
Some related activities featured in these posts:
- Cardboard Multiplication Monkey Calculator
- Save the Rain Forest with a Click
- Educational Resources
- Life of Fred Books Deals
We can all get so busy each day. There is never enough time, but I encourage you to make time to read to your kids. I have put some extra effort into lately, reading while my kids eat lunch, beginning bed time earlier so we have extra time to read in the evening… it’s one of my favorite activities to do with my kids. Read a book or two about Monkeys or any subject that is interesting to your children. If you have any posts with some family favorite books of your own, please share them at the end of the post. We love to find new books!
Our Favorite Books About Monkeys
Curious George at the Aquarium
More Spaghetti, I Say!
Too Many Monkeys
Monkeys and Apes (Rookie Read-About Science: What’s the Difference?)
A Rainforest Habitat (Introducing Habitats)
The Sock Monkey Activity Book
My Life with the Chimpanzees
The Primate Family Tree: The Amazing Diversity of Our Closest Relatives
The most popular post from last week’s link up was:
Anne @ Learning Table
Dawnita @ Prairie Dust Trail
Jeanae @ Just Jeanae
Leah @ Sandy Toes Creations
And now for the link up!
This list has our topics for 2016, but you don’t have to stick to that, anything reading and family related is welcome
Our hosts will still share a themed selection each week, but our link up will be for anything literature related and family friendly – always.
If you’d like to join us as a co-host in the new year, please contact Anne.