Some people just love turtles - my daughter is one of them. Maybe because an ancient turtle once crossed into our yard to get to the brook out back. Oh, and Piper loves turtles too! Of course she can't figure out where they go when they tuck into their shell. And then...why do they move so slowly...Piper would like to know!
Perhaps I should read Fun Facts About Turtles to Piper.
But first we'll take a look at Cathryn Falwell"s Turtle Splash! Countdown at the Pond with a few of my flannel friends. Look!
Oh but there's more!
Yes! Ten timid turtles bask in the sun and one by one they splash into the pond . This gentle book, written in verse has clear numerals followed by the written word and the matching number of turtles on the page. I love this for teaching counting and numbers.
Now there are four
I haven't had a chance to read this book in story time yet, but I am looking forward to doing the countdown to one last splash and then where do we find the turtles? Under the water, all 10
The final pages are filled with facts on the animals we encounter around the pond throughout the book - butterflies, chickadees, rabbits, deer and more. This is an excellent bedtime story and no doubt it compliments the Common Core teaching method.
It will be fun to see the turtles up on the flannel board when I return to regular hours in the library. But for now, they are quite comfy at my house where Piper and I can keep a close eye on them!
Oh, one more book!
p.s. good night turtles, good night moon!