Are You My Mother by Dr. Seuss is a childhood classic we all remember. Now we have kids I love digging out stories from our childhood. I found a bunch of Dr. Suess board books for cheap on Amazon. The girls fell in love and have beat them up a bit. Nothing wrong with well-loved books right.
The September box from Mother Goose Time included a day to learn about pet birds that suggested the book Are you my Mother by Dr Seuss and this cute craft for creating a baby bird.
Are You My Mother follows the sad story of a little bird that hatched all alone and went in search for his mother. He askes every one he meets if they are his missing mother as he walks and walks. Like Green Green Eggs and Ham this book uses a lot of repetition perfect for young readers to gain confidence.
This simple kids craft involves decorating any small disposable cup making a great recycling project. Simply color and add embellishments from your supply box like feathers and googly eyes. Mother Goose Time sends everything we need for these projects saving me time.
Talk about Are You My Mother with your child.
Ask your child questions to get them thinking and develop reading comprehension. The more you bring the books you read to life with your child the more skill they will develop their reading skill.
Do you remember why the mother bird left?
Have you ever been lost? How did you find your parents again? What did you feel?
Go on a field trip to the local pet store or bird exhibit at your local zoo to see birds up close and personal
Use your little baby birds to act out the story. Work with your child to go around asking different things if they are the little bird’s mother. Then talk to your child about where these things come from.
Don’t let the fun end there. Check out this My Many Colored Days invitation to create to make a fun little person to talk about emotions with your child.