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Happy Birthday, Eric Carle! We're Having a Linky Party Just For You!

We love Eric Carle books at our house - how could you not? Our favorite is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a favorite for many. Wild Thing (whose 2.5) has always loved it, and I'm pretty sure "cocoon" was among his first words. He loves now to help me read it to the baby, since he knows it so well. He especially loves listing the fruits!

We also love Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? which Carle illustrated and Bill Martin Jr. wrote, and we recently got really into The Very Quiet Cricket inspired by Toddler Approved's Virtual Book Club and Blog Hop.

I think the reason Wild Thing loves the books so much is not only the artwork, but the repetition in the books, which makes them easy for him to follow and to "read along." He's at an age where he likes to "read" the books himself. When we read The Very Quiet Cricket, he loved ending every page with "not a sound." 

There are many other great Eric Carle books, and we used them a lot when I ran an after-school program because they encourage literacy, and lent themselves to great extension activities - especially science and art.

We've been looking forward to this week and had so many activities planned!! Unfortunately, Wild Thing got sick. Once he got better, I got sick, and now that I'm almost better, the baby is sick. Hopefully, though, we'll be sharing the ways that we Eat, Draw and Learn with Eric Carle books this week!! (If we can all just stop getting sick!!!)

Please drop me a line and let me know which Eric Carle book is your favorite (and what do you do when mommy is sick)?

Plus, if you've done an activity inspired by Eric Carle, link up! Don't forget to see what the other Linky Party hosts are doing to celebrate Eric Carle. 
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas No Twiddle Twaddle Reading Confetti Teach Preschool Mommy and Me Book Club The Educators' Spin On It Living Montessori Now Living at the Whiteheads Zoo Famiglia and Seoul Smiling Like Sunshine The Iowa Farmer's Wife Rainy Day Mum Familylicious Our Feminist Play School Inspiration Laboratories Royal Baloo Kitchen Counter Chronicles

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  1. sorry you all are sick, hope all is good soon. I couldn't link up but maybe it was me. I will try later. frogs and snails and puppy dog tails

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  2. Amazing look at all these ideas can not wait to try a few out thanks for starting the link up :)

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  3. I love Brown bear and read it all the time when i was a preschool teacher...will be reading it to my twins soon! What a fantastic linky...thanks for sharing with the Weekly Kids Co-Op!

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