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Go, Dog, Go (by P.D. Eastman)
Go, Dog, Go is a book your child will have you reading over and over and over again! It is a great “first word” book that teaches the basic colors, beginner words, directions, and more.
YouTube: Go, Dog, Go
Go, Dog, Go. This is a fun little video that really makes the book come to life for
kids. It’s cute, and fun, and even has some simple animation to make it so much more
than just a read-
Are You My Mother (by P.D. Eastman)
In this book, Are You My Mother, a baby bird leaves his nest and goes looking for his mother. Children love this book. If you are doing a preschool study of animal babies and their mothers this book can be a great addition to that.
YouTube: Are You My Mother?
Are You My Mother? This cute little animated video adds music, voices, and great sound effects to enrich this classic children’s favorite!
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The Best Nest (by P.D. Eastman)
In this book The Best Nest, Mrs. Bird does not share Mr. Bird’s love for their home and is convinced that they should go looking for a new place to live. This is not only a very cute story, but one that presents opportunities to teach children about where birds live, how they build their nests, as well as the importance of being content.
YouTube: The Best Nest
The Best Nest. If your kids enjoy the book, they will love this YouTube video that tells the story with added music and simple animation.
The Best Nest Preschool Activities
Here is a nice collection of The Best Nest Preschool Activities.
Build a Nest
This cute Building Nests Activity could go really well with the book, The Best Nest. Use objects from around your home and talk about why some nests work better for birds than others.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (by Virginia Lee Burton)
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel is a story about a man who is faced with the dilemma that new, modern technology is putting him and his beloved steam shovel out of business. They take on a job in another city and set out to prove they have it in them to do a great job in record time. A great children’s classic!
YouTube: Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. I used to watch this movie as a child and I’m so excited to see it finally made available on YouTube! This is a retelling of the classic story, but with simple animation, songs, and sound effects. It really makes this wonderful story come to life!
Bear Your Manners Are Showing
Bear, Your Manners Are Showing is a cute little children’s book that teaches kids about being polite and saying the basic polite phrases: Please, Thank you, Excuse Me, and I’m Sorry.
Also available as a Read Aloud on YouTube!
Ten Apples Up on Top
Ten Apples Up on Top is a fun story that helps to reinforce the concept of counting and the numbers from one to ten.
YouTube: Ten Apples Up on Top
Ten Apples Up on Top is a cute little movie that adds animation, sound effects, and some added fun to this most beloved children’s story.
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb is a cute little book for young children that gives a basic introduction to hands and fingers, the different things you can do with your hands, and even a few basic instruments and the concept of rhythm and rhyme.
There are a lot of different activities you can do with your child to really engage further with this book and these concepts . . . Doing monkey related activities, learning more about the hands and the names of the different fingers, making a toy drum to play . . . I like to use this book as a fun introduction to some of these other learning activities.
YouTube: Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb. A simple animated reading of the classic story!
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