Having a bubble bath is so relaxing. Only thing better? Reading a book while soaking in the bubble bath, not that I tell the students I teach to read in the bath. While there are are some picture books about bubble baths, none are great literature so don't rush off to buy them. Instead use Bubble Bath Day to read an old favourite that my preschoolers just love, The Lady With the Alligator Purse. And even if you don't have this book you will know the verse from your own childhood,
Miss Lucy had a baby
His name was Tiny Tim
She put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water.
He ate up all the soap.
He tried to eat the bathtub
But it wouldn't go down his throat...
Have your preschoolers act out the parts, Tim, Miss Lucy, the Doctor, the Nurse and the Lady with the alligator purse. And if you don't want to share this, find Margaret Mahy's Bubble Trouble and enjoy it with children or visit the library titles shown below.
I'm a teacher/librarian in an early childhood school library. The library caters for 3-8 year old children, their teachers and their parents.
My aim here is to showcase at least one book each day until there is ' a year in a Prep School Library'. Usually the date will be the birthday of someone who is connected with Children's Literature.
I have met my initial challenge to write about a book every day, so now I write much more intermittently when I have learned of a new birthday, special day, have had a wonderful teaching moment or have found a great new book.