Recently Caleb fell in love with a book called Robot Zombie Frankenstein by Annette Simon. Very simple "plot" (a couple of robots try to outdo each other with "costumes"), but that's what makes it so funny. He asked to read it again and again, and basically had it memorized pretty quickly.
The inside covers of the book have a bunch of shapes used to make the robots and their parts, so that inspired us to cut shapes out of construction paper to make our own robots:
|Caleb's robots...can you tell what his favorite color is??|
|My robots. Caleb tends to work longer at a project if someone sits beside him and does their own. Plus it's fun. :o)|
Another library book that Caleb really enjoyed was Little Cloud by Eric Carle. He loved seeing the little cloud changing into all those different shapes. I found several connect-the-dot activities inspired by the book on Pinterest, and Caleb enjoyed them so much. They not only help with his pre-writing skills; they also help him remember alphabetical order and how to count past 10. :o)
|link to free printables!|
|Link to the source!|