Franklin the Turtle Children's Books
Reading books with our children is one of the greatest gifts we're able to give them, especially when they are young.
Reading time should be fun, not a chore (for you, the librarian or the kids!). Here are some ideas to accompany reading time that I hope will help keep the experience an enjoyable one for everyone.
General Franklin Ideas:
- Franklin bookmarks
- Franklin craft (TP Roll project)
- Franklin Iron On T-Shirt Transfers
- Franklin coloring pages from DLTKs
Book: Franklin Goes to School
Franklin is nervous about his first day of school until he finds out how much fun it is to learn at school.
- Franklin Goes to School coloring pages
- Make an "I'm excited about School" collage. Snip out pictures of school activites (children playing in playground, people reading, people writing, etc), new school clothes and school supplies from family magazines and fliers or use the clipart I've provided (close template window when done to return to this screen). Snip whole pages roughly so the kids can practice cutting the pictures out. Put snipped out images, glue, scissors, and paper out on the table. Have the children make a collage of things they're excited about. Write two or three sentences about the picture they've made or if they're old enough (grade 1+) have them write it themselves.
- Sing the On the Way to School song - tune included (I've even written lyrics that go with the book *grin*)
Book: Franklin and the Tooth
Franklin learns all about the tooth fairy from his friend Bear. He can't wait until he gets some teeth so the tooth fairy will visit him when they fall out. He is disappointed when his parents tell him that he will never have teeth because he is a turtle. He learns to appreciate that he is different from Bear.