Children are made readers on the laps of their parents - Emilie Buchwald
Ben's Pre-K Book Log started out as a "Kindergarten Book Log"- however, in the beginning of our 8th week of OMK I had to face the fact that Ben is just not quite ready yet for a Kindergarten curriculum- not even one as wonderful as Oak Meadow's. I therefore decided to stop using it and to have another informal preschool year with Ben. In September, 2011, when Ben is closer to 6 than to 5, and when he is of an age when he would have been allowed to start public school K, I will start over with the OMK curriculum. I think he will do better with it, enjoy it more, and get more out of it then.
So this, now, is Ben's "Pre-K Book Log." I do not have to maintain a "log of reading materials" for my little guy for preschool OR Kindergarten as I do with my older homeschool student, but I do it anyway, for fun, so he and I can look back on it later. With that said, here are the:
BOOKS I READ ALOUD TO BEN
Are You My Mother?
Bare Naked Book, The
Barney’s Trick Or Treat
Because A Little Bug Went Ka-Choo!
Beginning To Learn About Autumn
Berenstain Bears Get A Check Up, The
Big Scary Monster
Butter Battle Book, The
Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?
Clifford The Big Red Dog, Deck The Halls
Color of My Fur, The
Cooking With The Cat In The Hat
Curious George at the Fire Station
Curious George Learns the Alphabet
Day The Babies Crawled Away, The
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House #1)
Enormous Crocodile, The by Roald Dahl (read just after his 5th b-day; he loved it)!
Fire Cat, The
Flap Your Wings
Great Day For Up
Green Eggs and Ham
Gregory The Terrible Eater
Guess How Much I Love You
Hansel & Gretel
Harold's Trip To The Sky
Harold & The Purple Crayon
Help! A Story of Friendship
Higgle Wiggle Happy Rhymes
Horton Hatches The Egg
Horton Hears A Who!
How Does The Wind Walk?
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Alexa read aloud to him)
How To Make An Apple Pie And See The World
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
If You Give A Pig A Pancake
If You Were My Bunny
I Had Trouble In Getting To Solla Sollew
I Love You, Little One
I'm Glad I'm Me
I'm Not Going To Get Up Today!
Indian In The Cupboard, The (read aloud to him and to his older sister)
Inside A House That Is Haunted (Alexa read aloud to him)
In The Night Kitchen
It Looked Like Spilt Milk
Just In Case
Latkes, Latkes Good to Eat
Let's Go Home, Little Bear
Let's Talk About Race
Little People Big Book About Bedtime
Little People Big Book About Holidays And Celebrations
Magic Finger, The by Roald Dahl (read a few days before his 5th b-day; he loved it)!
Make Way For Ducklings
Matzah Man, The: A Passover Story
More Or Less A Mess
Mrs. Greenberg's Messy Hanukkah
My Five Senses
My Fun With Learning, Great Stories From World Literature
Oh, The Thinks You Can Think
One Dark and Scary Night (a Little Bill book)
One Day, Daddy
Our Eight Nights of Hanukkah (Alexa read aloud to him)
Over In The Meadow
Poetry Place Anthology, More Than 600 Poems For All Occasions!
Put Me In The Zoo
Richard Scarry's Busiest People Ever
Sneetches And Other Stories, The
Sometimes I Get Angry
Somewhere In The Ocean
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Watch Out For Jabba The Hutt!
Storybook Treasury For Boys
Tales of Peter Rabbit and Other Favorite Stories, The
That's What I Thought
There's a Wocket in my Pocket!
Three Billy Goats Gruff, The
Three Pigs, The (Grandma read aloud to him)
Tooth Book, The
Velveteen Rabbit, The (this one didn’t hold his interest yet; read it 7/10).
Way I Feel, The
What Daddies Do Best/What Mommies Do Best
Your Body Belongs To You
Zomo The Rabbit
FAIRY TALES AND STORIES FROM THE OAK MEADOW BOOKS
These are the stories we did read in "A First Book Of Fairy Tales" before putting OMK on hold-
The Magic Spindle
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Dick Whittington and His Cat
Hansel and Gretel
The Golden Key
The Fisherman and His Wife
The Golden Goose
The Three Feathers
These are the stories we did read in the "Oak Meadow Kindergarten Syllabus" before putting OMK on hold-
The Butterfly Story
The Prince of the Forest
The Crying Tree
The Tale of Three Squirrels
(Plus a variety of children's poems and nursery rhymes)
*Note: We have an older, used version of the OMK curriculum (1998) so some stories are different than what they use now.