We love reading in our house and I introduced books to E from when she was a baby as I think books are an important part of growing up and development. I enjoy reading with Emily and quite often we combine her favourite books with our other favourite past time, crafts! One of Emily’s favourite books of the moment is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, She will quite happily read it over and over again. The book itself was published in 1969, 36 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide and it has been published in 55 languages. The book has many educational qualities to it. Counting, colours and of course the wonderful metamorphism of the Caterpillar into a beautiful Butterfly. The craft opportunities are endless and I’m sure we will come up with different crafts in relation to the book in months to come. Today we made our own caterpillar out of different coloured foam shapes and some stickers I found on amazon.
The finished product
We then decided to print out some colouring sheets of the Caterpillar and the Butterfly, which E enjoyed colouring in. Impressed how neatly E managed to colour the picture. We then went on to colour in the Butterfly Tomorrow we will attempt to make a colourful Butterfly out of foam Shapes and pretty shiny gems . Emily has really enjoyed doing some crafts and colouring based on her favourite book and is already asking to do more and I’m sure the bedtime story tonight will be The Very Hungry Caterpillar.