Thursday, October 9, 2014

Beyond Our Planet. October Poppins Book Nook Introduction.

Space Preschool Theme

Beyond Our Planet is the theme of the month for the Poppins Book Nook, an awesome virtual book club that goes live the last Monday of each month. Please, check us back on October 27 to see how we travel in space and explore the stars hands-on with the littlest ones.


This theme is all about travelling and adventures - exciting! We started with "On the Moon" by Anna Milbourne. It's an easy read for preschoolers and very engaging. My Firefly enjoyed painting her moons last week. The activities can be found here: http://www.mybrightfirefly.com/2014/10/m-is-for-moon-halloween-art.html.

You can find our previous Poppins Book Nook books and activities here:
http://www.mybrightfirefly.com/p/poppins-book-nook.html

Moon Landing Activity for Toddlers

That's right: we landed on the Moon!


"This wonderful book retells our story vividly. I should know; I was there," wrote Buzz Alorin about this wonderful book we scored at the library (pictured above). "Moon Landing" by Richard Platt and David Hawcock is meant to be for age 8 and up, but the pop-up structures on every page is a success with the little ones... and adults alike. It was literally like My Firefly had never seen before.

She immediately wanted to try to land (maybe to check if it takes as much as pictured in the book) from a couch to the floor. The result of this "scientific experiment": sometimes it is wise to have a helmet and moon boots.

Space Walk


"Space Walk" by Salina Yoon has a planed per page in a "lift-the-flap adventures" format.

"Roaring Rockets" by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker is written as fun engaging rhymes:

Rockets have power.
They rise and roar.
This rocket's waiting,
Ready to soar.
 
"Rockets and Spaceships" by Karen Wallace is for "Beginning to read" readers. Sometimes I use these books to read aloud for My Firefly. They are not only easy for beginning readers, but also easy to understand for beginning preschoolers, LOL.

"First Big Book of Space" by Catherine D. Hughes. This book is a part of National Geographic Little Kids series. Wonderful illustrations kept My Firefly's attention long enough to hear some interesting facts and to get eager to know more. It's a fun book for kids of all ages!

I hope you enjoy following a group of these wonderful bloggers - hosts of the Poppins Book  Nook!

 Enchanted Homeschooling Mom ~ 3 Dinosaurs ~ To the Moon and Back ~ Planet Smarty Pants ~ Farm Fresh Adventures ~ Growing in God’s Grace ~ Chestnut Grove Academy ~ Learning and Growing the Piwi Way ~ The Usual Mayhem~ Preschool Powol Packets ~ Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy ~ Adventures in Mommydom ~Teach Beside Me ~ Life with Moore Babies ~ Kathy’s Cluttered Mind ~ Are We There Yet? ~ Our Crafts N Things ~Hopkins Homeschool ~ ABC Creative Learning ~ Joy Focused Learning ~ P is for Preschooler ~ My Bright Firefly ~A Mommy’s Adventures ~ Inspiring 2 New Hampshire Children ~ World for Learning ~ Ever After in the Woods ~Golden Grasses ~ A glimpse of our life ~ Journey to Excellence ~ Happy Little Homemaker ~ Little Homeschool Blessings ~ Raventhreads ~ Tots and Me ~ As We Walk Along The Road ~ Stir the Wonder ~ For This Season ~Where Imagination Grows ~ The Canadian Homeschooler ~ School Time Snippets ~ Peakle Pie ~ A Moment in our World ~ Every Bed of Roses ~ Finchnwren ~ At Home Where Life Happens ~ The Library Adventure ~ Embracing Destiny ~ Day by Day in our World ~ Our Homeschool Studio ~ A “Peace” of Mind ~ Thou Shall Not Whine ~ SAHM I am  ~ Simple Living Mama


As usual, every theme comes with the Free Poppins Book Nook Lapbook. Download your additions for October here: Poppins Book Nook Lapbook.


The lapbook pages include:
  • An interactive bookmark for the Beyond Our Planet theme.
  • This month's Passport pages.
  • Several lapbook elements centered around the Space.
  • Reading response writing prompt.
You can find our previous Poppins Book Nook posts here: http://www.mybrightfirefly.com/p/poppins-book-nook.html
This post is linked to: Tot School Gathering Place

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