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As an early childhood educator, I have had the pleasure of creating and making presentations at a number of child care conferences.
One of my favourite (and most popular) sessions was "Books Alive"... bringing books to life throughout your early childhood curriculum.

I have recently started exploring books this way with my daughter, and I thought I would take some time to share a sample of "Books Alive" with you.


Read the book: Pete's A Pizzaby William Steig


Sing and dance to "I am a Pizza" off of the album 10 Carrot Diamond by Charlotte Diamond.

Bake a pizza together. Baking is a great way to introduce reading, science and math concepts to children (i.e. reading a recipe, measuring ingredients, watching the dough rise, the cheese melt, etc.). When cutting the pizza, the idea of fractions can be shared by first cutting the pizza in half (two pieces), then cut it in half again (there's now four pieces)... and so on.

Play pizzeria. Set up a pizza parlour. Use pizza flyers, make menus and money, gather toy food, aprons, dishes and a small table to set up a small pizza parlour in your home.

Felt board fun. Make pizza items out of felt material. Get some new, unused pizza boxes and children can have fun assembling their own felt pizzas!

Write and chart our favourite pizza toppings.

Sculpt pizzas out of play dough!

A memory game can be made easily by collecting pictures of pizzas and pizza items. Mount the pictures on durable index cards and there you go... a memory game!

Make a book about your exploration of pizzas. Take pictures of all your activities and "write" the "story" about your activities. Laminate the pages to make your book more durable.

I could go on and on... as you can see, the possibilities are endless! I'm working on bringing Little Cloudby Eric Carle "alive" with a variety of activities... I can't wait. It's amazing how something as ordinary as reading a book, can easily be made into something so extraordinary!

 

Thank you to Sofia from Sofia's Ideas for inviting me to participate in this blog posting link-up.

Stop on by my blog, THE DELIBERATE MOM for more activity ideas like this one! I also have recipes, personal stories, and parenting tips! Stop on by and say hi!

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