Sunday, October 10, 2010

P is for Polka-dotted Pinwheel

We made this Polka-dotted P using:
Chipboard cut from a cereal box for letter base
Polka dotted scrapbook paper
Sewing Pin for center of pinwheel so it could turn
Glue: stick and hot for pinwheel just so it would dry fast

Polka-dot and Pinwheel related books we like:

First the Polka-dots…minus the “polka” with a book called The Dot written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. The main character in the story, Vashti, becomes overwhelmed in self doubt when it comes time  to making art on paper. After her teacher gives her some words of encouragement that release Vashti from the self-induced pressure, she is able to find herself through getting lost in her artwork. With a new found confidence, Vashti is able to take what her teacher taught her and pay it forward to a (less assured) admirer of her work. I so much love to read this book to my kids and hope the message of encouragement and self-belief seep into the folds of their brain. This story shows how the slightest bit of positive influence can help self-doubting individuals do great things.

And just because pinwheels should companion every party, we also like the book, If You Give a Pig a Party written by Lara Numeroff and illustrated by Felica Bond. This book is typical to all of author’s, If-you-give-an-[animal]-an-[object]-books and just as sweet as the rest of them so long as you don’t mind the reiteration—my kids don't.

(more about Project ABC)

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