Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Recommended Picture Book: Soo's Boo-Boos by Tilda Balsley
Author: Tilda Balsley
Illustrator: Shelagh McNicholas
Publisher: Tiger Tales,
Age: 3 - 7 years
Theme: Numbers: 1-10, Problem Solving
Opening: Soo counted boo-boos. "I've got 10!"
Summary: Uh-oh! Soo has ten boo-boos. But she’s in luck! Her mom knows ten ways to soothe her her boo-boos. Count from one to ten and back again as Soo shows her mom her boo-boos and her mom makes them all better again!
Resources: This story is all about counting and problem solving. Get children to find ten of something that is similar (ten bottle caps, cars, marbles, pennies, pebbles, etc,.) Practice counting up and back down again.
Discussion topics: How many boo-boos did Soo have? What were they? How did Soo's mother fix her boo-boos?
Role Play: Gather all the dolls, stuffed animals in the house. Come up with different kinds of boo-boos and have children help you fix them.
Teaching Ideas has many problem solving activities.
Math Maven Mysteries has a lot of fun math mysteries for children to solve
Why I Like This Book:
Children and parents alike will enjoy reading this counting book! Soo has ten boo-boos. She counted them. From a stiff elbow, scabby knees, chapped lips to scratches, bug bites and more. But Soo is in luck. She has a mom who is a specialist in fixing her boo-boos. Kids will definitely relate to this fun rhyming story. I particularly enjoyed Soo's play for sympathy and I loved how her mother showed her love and care by addressing each one with just the perfect cure for each of Soo's ailments.