When a sandwich goes missing from someone’s lunch, a dog tells how a bear wandered out of the woods, got lost in the city, got hungry and ate a sandwich before returning home. Riiiiiight! Your child will enjoy this silly explanation for the missing sandwich from a very guilty dog! This one is a Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee, 2017-2018, K-3. You can listen to it online right now! Listed below are even more stories, activities and printables about bears.
Simple interactive entertainment in print books are a childhood favorite. Traditional examples are pop-up books or Where’s Waldo search and find books. There are some unique ones though, like Wonders of the USA which utilizes a flashlight to make images appear. In other interactive books children decide when to turn the page or shout directions to a book character. These books are commonly very funny and are especially wonderful for children who respond well to interspersed movement and talking over long stretches of quiet listening. You can try one of these stories right now. Listen to the author B.J. Novak read his uncommonly plain but hilarious story, The Book With No Pictures:
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In Owl Babies, three baby owls panic when they awaken one night and find their mother gone. They worry about what has happened to her, feel scared about being in the dark and wonder if she is going to come back.
Like the baby owls, most kids get homesick at one time or another or suffer from separation anxiety. A child might be worried about going to bed alone, getting picked up from daycare, going to school, or sleeping over for the first time. The ability to act independently is an important skill for preschoolers to learn and some of their favorite book characters can show them how it’s done! Listen below as Martin Waddell reads aloud his story, Owl Babies.
Listed below or more reassuring books for kids suffering from separation anxiety. For children nervous about starting school for the first time, try Read Right Now! Starting School. On this page you can hear a story about a little llama who gets to school and REALLY misses his mama!
Kids are notorious picky eaters. Their first rejections are often vegetables…broccoli, asparagus or brussels sprouts. One of the best strategies for diffusing kid-powered stubbornness, is humor! Many picky eater stories are just plain funny. In Gregory the Terrible Eater, Gregory the goat’s parents are upset because he won’t eat trash! He wants to eat junk, like fruits…and vegetables! This kind of opposite silliness is appealing to kids. It also helps them see their food rejection from another point of view.
D.W. the Picky Eater is the story of a child only wanting to eat certain things. When D.W. FINALLY tries something new and declares it delicious, she finds out something she doesn’t like is in it! (Watch PBS Arthur Video: D.W. the Picky Eater.) The look on D.W.’s face when she discovers this will get a laugh! This classic scenario, finding out you DO actually like something once you try it, also happens to Sam, in Green Eggs and Ham. He is a lot like D.W. He does not want to try anything new…until he does…and he likes it! You can also watch this classic Dr. Seuss story right now, read aloud by Rachel Ray. More great picky eater books are listed below.
In The Bot That Scott Built, Scott discovers the dangers of unleashing his artificially intelligent creation in his classroom. The bot seems set on destruction until Scott can tweak the bot’s settings and put things right. Told in a similar fashion as the traditional rhyming story, The House That Jack Built, follow along as the cumulative mess is reversed one step at a time until order prevails again.
Do you have a little engineer like Scott? Have fun together watching the video read aloud Robot Rumpus read by Ross Collins. Listed below are even MORE robot eBooks and printed books you can check out with your indyPL library card.