August 19, 2010
A Mission for the Littlest Agents
Not wanting to leave the two year old out of the secret agent fun, I devised a little mission for her this afternoon. I snapped pictures of different places around the house and then imported them into Word. After printing out the pictures, I glued them onto index cards and labeled them with a number. Then I hid the cards around the house.
Agent A's first card was a picture of the "step stoo" in the bathroom. I asked her to show me, and she proudly marched to the bathroom, where she found card #2.
This card had a picture of the green bin in the toy shelf. Again, I asked her to show me where in the house we could find the green bin. Of course when she opened it up, there was another card.
This little hunt continued all over the house until at last she found the final clue.
Tucked inside the bouquet my husband brought home last night (Happy 9th Anniversary, babe!) was a picture of this beautiful little girl:
And it's this dear friend of E and A that we're going to visit for dinner tonight! Both my little secret agents were thrilled with the surprise and continued to hide - and find - the cards the rest of the afternoon.
Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg
So it's not a secret agent book (I told you I was having a hard time finding spy picture books), but it is an I-Spy and a classic. "Each peach pear plum, I spy Tom Thumb." And so will your child as they flip through each page of this simple and engaging I-Spy book. Hidden in each nursery-rhyme-themed picture is a character from another nursery rhyme. The book hops from one nursery rhyme to another until the last page where all the characters converge for a picnic of plum pie.
The lines on each page are short enough to engage older babies and are also perfect for beginning readers. This was one of the first books E ever read aloud to me! We own my husband's childhood copy, but its falling apart from constant use so we'll probably have to get one of our own soon.
I'm linking up to:
- Feed Me Books Friday @ Little Sprout Books
- ABC & 123's Show & Tell