Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving! It’s definitely crazy to think that Christmas is right around the corner. Surprisingly, the little guy and I ended up going shopping on Friday. I finally have just about all of his stuff finished. No surprise there, right?
This week, I thought it’d be fun to talk about how we choose little kids’ picture books for our monthly preschool homeschool themes. And it’s actually a mix of what we already have and of course we look at what’s suggested too.
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Every month, a Suggested Book List is included via the Member Resources on the Mother Goose Time website. It includes a picture book for each lesson. If you look closely, you’ll see that a few have asterisks. That means that they’re the ones that are referred to in the Teacher Guide.
Let’s take a look at each week and how I decided which of these books we were going to purchase as well as how I went about making substitutions as needed.
The two books listed for this week are Snowballs and Snow. We didn’t have either of these books, so I checked the prices via Amazon. They were both available as board books and neither were too expensive, so I added them to my cart.
I didn’t care for and/or couldn’t find this week’s books, so I pulled out Penguin & Pinecone and Over & Under the Snow instead.
We already had both of the books that were listed for this week. Penry’s Great Adventure came with this month’s preschool curriculum kit and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? was already in our library too. I also found The Magic School Bus Presents Polar Animals, which I thought would be fun too.
This week, the books that were listed were The Jacket I Wear in the Snow and The Three Snow Bears. I ended up adding both of these to my cart as well.
I love that Mother Goose Time gives us so many awesome suggestions each month and I really do wish that we could buy them all. I probably spend an average of $50/month on books to use with our preschool homeschool themes.
This is totally not a necessary expense, though. You could always use your local library. I just happen to love books and only buy books that I think I would add to our library regardless.
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