Monday, July 13, 2009

Book sharing Monday (xii)


Every week I wonder what I will do for the next Book sharing Monday post. Usually, though, by the time Sunday comes around, a book has emerged. Maybe one that I have come across by accident - tidying up or whatever, but more often than not, James will pick up on a book and it will be read constantly for several days. This week, then, he has chosen Mother Goose, or the Old Nursery Rhymes; illustrated by Kate Greenaway.


His favourite rhyme at the moment is this one.

Diddley diddley dumpty
The cat ran up the plum tree.
Give her a plum
and down she'll come
Diddley diddley dumpty.

Nonsense? I don't think so. Children learn so many things from nursery rhymes: language, poetry, numeracy, ethics, history, and hints of what to expect as they grow older. Also - we have a plum tree, and next door's cat, Milly, likes to sit in it - so, everyday life is reflected too!

Join in on Book Sharing Monday - go to Canada and visit Alex @ Serendipity.

3 comments:

Arlenkern74 said...

thats a nice one, i'm like you i find the books whilst tidying and think yes this is the one xx

Vanessa said...

Thanks for leaving a comment - just catching up with your blog after weeks of staying away from the computer (don't ask me how I managed LOL!!)

Happy Belated Birthday to K. I cannot imagne how it must feel to have your baby in your arms and next minute he is 18 and off to uni! Good luck; esp for the year in australia.

Just after I had promised myself to stay strong and not to order any more books from amazon I came across this post and now I have to order the one with greens for life. I will put the blame on to you if Phil moans again about my little book habbit LOL!!!

Vanessa

P.S. Any more updates of having the beehive in your garden?

sunnymama said...

I love the Kate Greenaway illustrations :)