We are so excited that we had the chance to be part of the Summer Book Exchange hosted by The Educators’ Spin On It. Amanda and Kim, founders of the Educators’ Spin on it, came up with the great idea to match up bloggers from around the world to participate in a fun book exchange. Blogs are paired up and the writers of each blog send packages to the family of their partner’s blog. The package contains a book along with fun activities and craft materials to go along with the book. Head over to The Educators’ Spin On It to meet the other bloggers involved in the exchange.
We put some clues on the outside of the package.
We were lucky to be partnered with Jodie of Growing Book By Book. Jodie is an early childhood and elementary educator who is now at home with her two children (ages 2 1/2 and 14 months) sharing her knowledge and love of books with them. She has a wonderful blog full of great information about books and literary activities for children. At first, I was a little concerned that I would have trouble finding a book that she had not already read with her children. I have since heard that I lucked out and found one. Phew! Today, I am sharing with you a little about what we sent Jodie’s family. Then, head over to Growing Book By Book to find out what she sent us.
I chose the book Shout! Shout it out! by Denise Fleming. The book encourages children to shout out their ABC’s, colors and the names of various animals and modes of transportation. It is a fun thing for children to do as they are often encouraged to be quiet (and rarely encouraged to shout). There is a little mouse that makes quiet commentary on each page which is a fun way to contrast shouting and speaking softly.
I will give you a little sneak peak as to what we sent to Jodie of Growing Book By Book and her family. I love that the megaphones we got just happened to say SHOUT! on them (before they were decorated by Jodie’s children). We also included a fun faux pulp painting craft as the author of the book uses pulp painting to create her illustrations. I will not spoil the rest for you. To find out what else we sent and what they did with it, check out Jodie’s post on Growing Book By Book on Thursday.
Here’s what it looked like before we sealed it.
I will be sharing a post with you on Thursday about what we received from Jodie of Growing Book By Book and will include a link to her post about what she did with the activities we sent to her family. This was such a wonderful event to take part in. We feel very grateful to The Educators’ Spin On It for hosting the Summer Book Exchange. Are you part of it this year? If so, please leave links to your posts. Have you ever done a book exchange or children’s book club? I would love to read about it in the comments.