Share a few Leprechaun books and fun with your family.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover! by Lucille Colandro (Author), Jared Lee (Illustrator)
A well-loved book with a repetitive patterned text young children love to learn and recite as they build reading and language skills. Start by reading to your beginning readers. Soon they learn the rhythm of the text and enjoy reciting it. Children enjoy this text so well they soon work to tracking words as they read. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover builds a passion for reading in young children with simple fun repeating text. A four star recommended.
That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting (Author), Emily Arnold McCully (Illustrator)
A sweet, lovely, charming picture book that is a delight any child. Funny story with playful watercolor illustrations.
Ari, Boo and Col, are three easily distractible leprechauns on their way to their job-site at rainbow’s end, but the distractions that threaten to make them late will delight little ones. Eve Bunting has these little leprechauns distracted doing everything from polishing the cow’s hooves red, tying the legs of long underwear, drying on the hedge, into a knot, to putting a tennis ball under a farmer’s hen. Your little ones will be laughing while being thoroughly engaged in the fun illustrations.
This is a four star must have for any young child’s library.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Curious George tabbed board book Board book –by H. A. Rey (Author)
St. Patrick’s Day is here and it is George’s lucky day! As with everything, George loves St. Patrick’s Day enjoying dressing up as a leprechaun, Irish music, Irish dancing, and feasting fun!
Children’s little fingers love the fun tabbed pages. They enjoy the darling poems make for a fun read-aloud. A wonderful learning tool packed with fun. This is a four star holiday gift for little ones whom love Curious George.
Jack and the Leprechaun by Ivan Robertson, Katy Bratun (Illustrator)
Jack Mouse is visiting his cousin Sean in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day. Once Sean tells Jack about the myth of leprechauns, Jack becomes determined to catch one for himself. Your children will enjoy learning about Irish folk tales, traditions and the customs of St. Patrick’s Day. Bright and cheerful illustrations with fine details. A four star way to introduce St. Patrick’s Day.
The Luckiest Leprechaun: A Tail-Wagging Tale of Friendship by Justine Korman
The Luckiest Leprechaun is a fun entertaining tale of friendship between a Leprechaun and a big shaggy dog. Justine Korman’s story and Denise Brunkus’s artwork. Sweet, loving, four star book to share St. Patrick’s Day with your child.
Family St. Patrick’s Day’s Activity:
How to Make Leprechaun Trap
Begin your family celebration by building a Leprechaun trap.
Start by gathering your supplies. Items from around the house will do; shoebox, glitter, Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, markers, construction paper, wrapping paper, glue, egg carton, tape etc. Your children will love creating and building the trap. Everyone knows that leprechauns are quick and crafty….So you’ll have to lure them in with bait…a piece of gold (chocolate coin), a penny or a 4 leaf clover even with Lucky Charms cereal! Leave your trap out the night before St. Patty’s Day and in the morning see what’s occurred.
-Learning at home by Rhonda Cratty is a parent resource, filled with ideas to help children become the best they can be. Daily activities for family fun, that make subjects become more than pencil and paper, moving learning into everyday life. Learning at home can be purchased in print or eBook form through http://www.amazon.com/dp/1494917203