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Winter Sports Reads for Middle Grade Readers #Olympics2014

Winter Sports Reads for Middle Grade Readers

 

If you’re like me, you’re enjoying every prime time Olympic event.  If you have a sporty kid at home or perhaps a future Olympian, why not share these books with them to pique their interest? They’re short enough that even a choosy reader might be inclined to read about their favorite winter sport.

The sports covered in the collage are: Curling, Skiing, Figure Skating, and Snow  Boarding.

winter sportsCollage

 

 

What Olympic events are you enjoying?

 

 

 

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Winter Rhyming books

I’m reposting this because even though we haven’t had much of a winter this year, it is still fun to read about winter.

It’s winter and soon we’ll be covered in snow day to day and kids love winter activities!  After playing in the snow, curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and a blanket and  read these to your little one:

The Snow Ball by  David Steinberg

I always lean toward books with animals when searching for resources for little ones;

children relate to animals and there is no fear of them feeling like an outsider because

the character depicted is not of the same color.

Here’s a peek inside the book:

“Bears go flopping on the ice for a ride,

Balumping on their bellies, going slipidee-sleeeeeede!

Next skit-skat-skadoodle up to icicle Hall

Where little bears gather for a Snow Day ball!”

cute, huh?

Another fun reading choice for a post sledding activity is

There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro

“There was a cold lady who swallowed some snow.

I don’t know why she swallowed some snow.

Perhaps you know.”

Since the rhyme is familiar, children will easily be able to help read along.

I wish this series did a better job depicting people of other colors, however,

It’s funny and gross at the same time, which kids love!

I give these two books for the younger set 3 paws.

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Winter Resources for the Little Ones II

Just in case you missed these cuties,

here they are again!

Here are some picture books that I think are just perfect for winter or winter in July!

All you need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle

the book is darling, however, limited multiculturally.

I like that the words are repetitive and the Little ones listening can anticipate and call out what comes next…

The Biggest, Best Snowman by Margery Cuyler

This book is awesome because even though the main character is told she’s too little,

she makes the best snowman ever which should be inspiring for the littlest readers (listeners)!

Of course Jan Brett’s The Mitten would make my list!

Animals and old world charm are delightful.

and FINALLY

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Goes without saying, right?

enjoy!

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NaBloPoMo resources

Winter Resources for the Little Ones

Here are some resources about winter that I think are especially fun:

THE MITTEN (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
The mitten on the ground.
The mitten on the ground.
Heigh-ho! It’s cold outside.
The mitten on the ground.

The (mole) snuggles in.
The (mole) snuggles in.
Heigh-ho! It’s cold outside.
The (mole) snuggles in.
(After the last animal, all pretend to sneeze and fall out of the mitten.)

Mitten Music
(Where has my little dog gone)    by Jean Rogers

Oh where, oh where did my NEW mittens go?
Oh where, oh where can they be?
Oh, I have looked high and I have looked low.
Oh where, oh where can they be?

sing and replace “NEW”  with old, soft, warm, red, blue, etc.

ENJOY!