Monday, December 1, 2014

25 Books of Christmas - Let's Peek in Santa's Sack




I decided that since it was such an exciting opportunity for the kids, I couldn't let one pick and open the book while the other stood by and watched. So for December 1, I let Big Sister decide if she wanted to open the book or pick the book. She decided to let Little W pick the book and she got to open it!

Typically our night time routines are done separately so I don't have to try to figure out what to ask a 1 year old and a 5 year old. But, this is the challenge for the season! I want to try to do something for both. So here goes...


Books in general will teach many concepts, including turn taking, waiting for a process to be competed (wait until mommy reads all of the words before you turn the page!), listening to the story, answering questions, asking questions, sequencing, I could go on and on.


We read Let's Peek in Santa's Sack (illustrated by Dora Leder) (mini review Book 17)

For Little W, age 22 months, we worked on allowing him to turn the pages when it was the right time, point to pictures that we named and name objects on the page. I'd like to say that he sat nicely and read with us, but not so much. It takes a lot of work sometimes. But it's important to keep at it!

For Big Sister, we worked on predicting skills which this book naturally lends itself to with each peek a boo window. We also worked on vocabulary (more difficult vocabulary than we did with Little W). But we spent most of the time getting her to not answer when I asked Little W a question (where is the ball? Obviously she knows where the ball is!) But this is an important skill for down the road when she knows an answer but it is not her turn to answer!


If you would like to own your own copy of this book, you can purchase it here:




Reading books with children is so important! I hope that during our next 25 days, fun and flops, that you are encouraged to read more intentionally with your child!



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