BIG NEWS! We’re now hosting a weekly virtual book club for kids for you to join!
Looking for some book themed fun at home with the kids each week this school year? The Virtual Book Club for Kids is excited to announce that we’re changing our format to a weekly schedule this year. We’ll be sharing popular children’s picture books with you that includes book related activities for tons of FUN!
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Book Themed Activities for Kids
Each MONDAY we’ll be sharing a featured book and a featured theme with book related activities for you to join along with. Our activities will focus on ages 2-5 to help you with your preschooler at home. We’ll also add some ideas for the older kids as we know sibling activities can be a lot of fun too after school. Your organizers of the Virtual Book Club for Kids are Kristina from Toddler Approved, Cerys from Rainy Day Mum and Kim from The Educators’ Spin On It. We’ve been hosting the Virtual Book Club for 4 years along with a VBC Summer Camp for a few years too. Trust me we Love books! We’re excited to be teaming up with many Virtual Book Club Cohosts to join us on their blogs sharing new ideas on Mondays too. Can’t wait to share which bloggers are joining the FUN! So much book focused content it’s going to be pretty amazing for you and your child!
Best part is that it’s all free to join!
Join the Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Group
To help connect us and keep us accountable a bit with our book loving friends, we’ve created a facebook community for you to join. The cost is free. Click Here to join us!
Your Organizers and CoHosts will be in the group sharing ideas each Monday to go along with the new book and new theme. Plus a few additional book recommendations and we invite you to SHARE what you’re up to with your kids and books too! You’ll get exclusive access to our chosen books ahead of time too that we’ll be featuring each month!
The group will be closed and ONLY members of the Facebook group can see what is posted in the group.
Preschool Concepts for Kids with Book Themed Activities
We are thrilled to share with you that each week our themes and books will be focusing on all of the basic concepts of preschool that we want our little ones to be focusing on. Concepts to be covered include the following:
- Fine Motor
- Gross Motor
Be sure to visit our participating bloggers websites to see each book activity!
WEEKLY BOOK LIST FOR SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016-2017:
Each week starting on September 12th we will feature book inspired activities on our blogs on Mondays.
Sept 12- Theme: Apples
BOOK: Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss
Sept 19- Theme: Friendship
BOOK: Should I Share my Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
Sept 26- THEME: Leaves
BOOK: Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Oct 3- Theme: Pumpkins
BOOK: Five Little Pumpkins by Dan Yaccarino
Oct 10- Theme: Farm
BOOK: Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Oct 24- Theme: Bedtime
BOOK: Time for Bed by Mem Fox
Oct 31- Theme: Owls
BOOK: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Nov 7- Theme: Gratitude
Featured Book: Bear Gives Thanks by Karma Wilson
Nov 14- Theme: Dinosaurs
Featured Book: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
Nov 21– BREAK
Nov 28- Theme: Construction
Featured Book: Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey
Dec 5- Theme: Gingerbread Man
Featured Book: The Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth
Dec 12- Theme: Trains
Featured Book: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Dec 19- Break
Dec 26– Break
JANUARY BOOKS View the Book LIST ANNOUNCEMENT HERE
January Books for Kids
January 2- Theme: Winter
Featured Book: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
January 9- Theme: Bears
Featured Book: Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
January 16 Theme: Kindness
The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
January 23 Theme: Penguins
Featured Book: Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon
January 30 Theme: Baking
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
February Books for Kids
February 6 Theme: Love
Featured Book: The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond
February 13 Theme: Weather
Featured Book: Little Cloud by Eric Carle
February 20 Theme: Forest
Featured Book: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
February 27 Dr. Seuss week- Pick your favorite Dr. Seuss Book!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR WEEKLY VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS:
1. Start by locating the featured book for the week of September 12th and read it with your child sometime during that week! Leave a comment on this post committing to join for this month!
Most of the books we are featuring can be found at your local library. I have provided Amazon Affiliate links for your ease as well if you want to purchase the books and add them to your home library. We will share our book lists with you now and then we’ll make sure you have the new list about a month ahead of time so you can plan (ie. you’ll get the November list at the beginning of October). We’ll be sharing additional books based on the weekly theme in our Facebook group.
2. Try out one or more of the featured activities shared by our Virtual Book Club for Kids co-hosts with your child. Activities will be posted each week on Mondays.
We will be sharing all of the featured activities over in our Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook group so that they are easy for you to find. If you haven’t joined our Facebook group yet you might want to go do it so that you won’t miss anything. I will also be linking to each activity on my weekly Monday blog post.
3. Post a photo or tell us about the book-inspired activity you did with your child over in the Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook group.
4. (Optional) Create your own book-inspired activity using the featured book and either share it on your blog and share a link with us, or if you don’t have a blog, just share a photo with us in our Facebook group.
5. (Optional) Create your own Mommy and Me Book Club featuring the Virtual Book Club Books. Get together with friends and read the book each month and then do book-inspired activities together.
Find more details about creating a Mommy and Me Book Club HERE.
Don’t forget to come back on MONDAY to see all of the featured activities shared to go along with our Weekly book-