We got Parade Day from “new books” section of the library. The book features a parade for each month of the year and pretends to rhyme. The illustrations are colorful, but I thought that some pages are confusing. For example, April features ticker tape parade which doesn’t even happen every year. It’s beyond me why the author didn’t do Easter Parade instead. In the end of the book there is more detailed information on each month and its holidays as well as instructions on making your own calendar, so overall the book is good for reinforcement of calendar concepts. For some reason Anna really wanted to try making the calendar, so I decided to use a calendar-making kit that I got some time ago at $1 store. It became clear very quickly that Anna was overwhelmed with variety of options. We could somewhat focus on filling in names of the months, and the dates and special stickers for birthdays and major holidays. She didn’t last long, especially since both of us were sick and cranky. I was hoping that she will at least color one or two pages, but she was not in the least interested. However, we had a funny exchange during this project:
- Anna: May is the shortest month of the year.
- Me: No, February is the shortest. Why did you decide that May is the shortest?
- Anna: Because it only has three letters.
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