Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Red is Best!

All summer long we battled over wearing a hat to block the harmful rays of the sun. My beautiful, fair haired child refused to keep a hat on her head. I feared that this battle would continue into the winter. Now that the temperatures have turned colder Ava loves the process of putting on her coat, hat, and mittens. We zzzzzzzz-zip the zipper (great for Phonological Awareness). After the first mitten goes on Ava claps and then again after mitten number two.  Ava then starts saying "Hat. Hat. Hat." as I prepare the last piece of her winter gear. And surprisingly she keeps it all on!

Even though there has been a bit of snow we have not yet been out to play. Hopefully the next snow fall will see a little red dot bouncing against the stark white.  

Our favorite books about mittens and winter are keeping us warm as we cuddle together to read: Red Sled by Patricia Thomas,  One Mitten by Kristine O'Connell, Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin, My Red Mittens by Candy Crocker, The Three Little Kittens by Anna Alter, The Mitten by Alvin Tresselt, A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke, The Mitten by Jan Brett, and Red is Best by Kathy Stinson.

4 comments:

Kathy Stinson said...

Hi Beth. As the author of one of Ava's favorite books about mitts and winter, I wanted to say, 'What a great pic of your very own Little Red Riding Hood!' Of course I think good kids' books are a great subject for a blog, too.

I wonder if, as a blog reader as well as a blog writer, you would be interested in checking out mine. It's at http://kathystinson.wordpress.com/

Happy reading - to you and Ava!

katie said...

Yay for mittens and hats! J likes the sound his clapping makes when he has his mittens on too.

We had Red Sled checked out a couple weeks ago - what a cool book!

Cat said...

Do you know the coat zipping song?

Zip up your zipper, up to your chin
Don't you let that cold wind in!
Keep it zipped all through the town,
And when you get home zip your zipper down.
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiip up!
Zzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiiip down!
Zzzzzzzzzzziiiiip up!
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiip down!

(call me for the tune)

Cat said...

Oh, and how cool is it that Kathy Stinson, herself, posted on your blog!?!?!?!?! You totally win kudos for that!

Red really is the best!