Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora

Peekaboo Morning

Rachel Isadora

Welcome to Toddler Tuesday! These posts are perfect for those 1-3 year olds in your life. We hope you enjoy these posts, because we sure do love finding these books 🙂 #ToddlerTuesday woohoo!!!

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So, Peekaboo Morning.  It’s adorable.  The premise is a little person who says “Peekaboo!” to everything they see in the morning.  Dad, mom, grandma, grandpa, puppy, train, friend, etc, etc.  Very simple, but a crowd pleaser.  

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I have used this book at a couple of day cares and a couple of toddler storytimes.  It doesn’t matter how wiggly the crowd is, the repetition of this book pulls them right back into the book.  In fact, there was one little boy at a storytime a few weeks ago who was doing everything BUT listening to the stories.  Playing with the dinosaurs, building with the blocks, playing with our toy barn…the works.  However, as soon as I started reading this book, I had an echo whenever I said “Peekaboo!” The entire storytime was repeating me, but this little boy was the loudest.  He was INTO IT.  Clearly, everyone enjoyed themselves. 

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The illustrations are lovely and just make you happy.  Plus, if you are looking for a book that features diversity… Peekaboo Morning is perfect for that too.

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Monster, Monster by Melanie Walsh

Monster, Monster

Melanie Walsh

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So a few weeks ago, it was my week for storytime and through a series of unforeseen events it was the day before and I still wasn’t sure what I was doing.  Oops. So I decided to do find the most interactive, flip-the-flap books I could (you know, the instant kid-approved books at storytime).  And thus I found Monster, Monster.  This has quickly become a favorite to use at daycares for all ages and to even use for older kids at school visits!

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The premise of Monster, Monster is simple.  There is a monster hidden somewhere in the book and the reader needs to find him! Each page has someone/something hidden behind a black shape that then flips down to reveal who is hidden! I had lots of fun with the kids as they tried to guess if the monster was behind each of the flaps.  The kids really enjoyed shouting out what they thought it was and then groaning and laughing after they were right or wrong.  

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The text in this book is super simple, but it works for the book.  With enough readings, maybe your little will be able to read it to you!

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