A is for Allan Ahlberg
As part of our year of homeschool preschool, we are taking a different approach to Author Studies. We will be going through authors alphabetically. In the past year we have enjoyed doing author studies, often following the Virtual Book Club lists. Laura Numeroff and Eric Carle were two of our favorites in the past. This year we will be exploring new authors we haven't read or read very little. If you haven't tried it, Author Studies are a fun way to discover new authors and different books as well as an opportunity to talk about thematic topics, similarities and differences, and writing or illustrating styles. They are a great launching block for so many things. I can't wait to see where our author study reading takes us this year.
Books by Allan Ahlberg
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*Pull out more I-Spy books. Each Peach Pear Plum reminded my twins how much they love these. Yoo-Hoo Ladybug by Mem Fox is another favorite.
*Learn more about nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Many of Allan Ahlberg's books contain parts of nursery rhymes twisted around. Understanding the basic versions will make his books more fun. Try doing a story study or just immersing yourself in different tales.
*Make a catalogue of photos of your child's life like The Baby's Catalogue. For little movers or tiny tots, you could prepare this for them and read it together to develop vocabulary. For twos and preschoolers, involve them in taking pictures, labeling objects, and even writing out the words depending on where their skills are.
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