With so many things to be thankful for this season, I’m most thankful of the time I get to spend with my son. And with all of the busyness of this time of the year, I’m always grateful for a few minutes each night to sit down with him and read a book before bedtime.
Though this month’s Toddler Book Club pick doesn’t feature turkeys, it does include several other favorite animals wrapped up in a children’s classic, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” By Bill Martin Jr, with illustrations by Eric Carle.
This book, which is written like a poem, is brought to life with the beautifully drawn, brightly colored animals. Brown Bear is perfect for toddlers who are learning their colors as well as kids learning to read. It’s a book that’s a favorite in a family’s collection and passed down from generation to generation.
Things we liked about it:
- Large, colorful illustrations
- Board book version, making it durable for toddlers
- A great way to practice colors and animals
- A quick read
- What does the brown bear see?
- What color is the frog?
- What animal is blue?
- How many animals are in the story?
Recommendations for Book Club pairings:
- Chocolate Teddy Grahams
- Fruit kebobs
- Teddy Bear Toast: One slice of bread topped with Nutella with banana slices for ears and chocolate chips for eyes and nose
- Bear Paw Cookies
Follow up activities:
- Color pictures of the animals featured in the book. There are a lot of free printable pages on Pinterest.
- Match M&Ms to the colors of the animals in the book
- Make hand print animals from the book. Check out lots of cute ideas here.
- Pretend to be the different animals in the book