Post by Michelle Sterling of Avery and Augustine
When you first hold a set of Grimm’s toys in your hands, you know you’ve got something special. These wooden boat puzzle blocks are perfect for little hands—they’re sturdy in case they get dropped or thrown around, and they’ll last so you can pass them on to the next generation. One morning with these and your little ones will be imagining what life is like out on the sea.
And while we’re thinking about traveling and maritime adventures (because it is summer and all), here’s a fun alliteration game to play. It’s similar to games you probably played as a kid, and is great for supporting phonemic awareness, which is an essential pre-reading skill.
You start off with the sentence “If I had a boat, I’d sail to ________ and bring a picnic of ________ and ________, picking up ________ on the way.” Fill in the blanks with a place, some delicious things to eat and the name of a friend, all starting with the same letter of the alphabet. Here’s the first one we did with the letter A, courtesy of Avery.
“If I had a boat, I’d sail to Alaska and bring a picnic of apple slices and animal crackers, picking up Anna on the way.”
You can see Michelle’s work and read about her two young children and their first forays in cooking, art and everything in between at Avery and Augustine.