Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear

The simplicity of this book is great.  Ordered it through Better World Books, and I highly recommend checking out their website.  Not only do they have great selections of new & used books for kids & adults (with no shipping cost), but the site also gives a portion of each sale to literacy campaigns around the world. They donate books to charities, help build schools, promote global literacy. Great organization!
*  StoryOrange, Pear, Apple, Bear by Emily Gravett
*  Age:  7 months
*  Activities/ Experiences:
          1. Fruit sensory bin.
          2. Homemade baby food.
          3. Fruity painting.

1.  Sensory Bin.  Played with bumpy oranges, smooth pears, & shiny apples to examine the fruit mentioned in the book.  As it turns out, Baby Girl was mostly attracted to the oranges.  Maybe because they're ball-shaped???

2.  Homemade Baby Food.  I love making K's baby food.  This easy concoction seemed to please her taste buds.  In fact, I think it could very easily be her favorite combination!  Again, we focused on the book's fruit:

Apple Pear Baby Food
Peel & core an APPLE & PEAR.  Steam them.  Whirl them in a blender with expressed milk (or formula) & cinnamon.  TA-DA!  Its a delicious snack.

3.  Painting.  Remember Tang?  My husband evidently has fond memories of drinking Tang in Kindergarten.  He's been reminiscing about it so much lately that he finally bought some!  So we actually had Tang already on hand for this painting project.  Blended it with greek yogurt, and Baby Girl finger painted that gritty mixture onto paper.  The aroma of ORANGES certainly filled the room! 

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