Friday, January 18, 2008

Introducing, "In the Way"

Otherwise known as our learning table aka: the coffee table. I have noticed that R7 really reads a ton when I lay out themed books on our coffee table. So, that's what I do. This week we've got books related to The Giraffe that Walked to Paris and Cricket in Times Square. There are books on NY, books on crickets, Egypt, Mediterranean Sea, and of course giraffes.

So, this will be a new category and possibly and item in the sidebar. I recently found a blog where she does just that. I like the idea so I'll snag it, but I feel guilty stealing the name "On the coffee Table". When I said this to Dan he said we should call it, "In the Way of My Husband's Feet" Well because of course the books are in his way when he watches TV and he wants to put his feet up!

So, I'm going to shorten it to ... In the Way. If you have a better, more clever name feel free to share it here in the comment section.

So, In the Way this week is:

New York, New York The Big Apple from A to Z by Laura Krauss Melmed
New York The Empire State by Margery Facklam and Peggy Thomas
Chirping Crickets by Melvin Berger
A Historical Album of NY by Monique Avakin
Scholastic World Atlas
My Visit to the Zoo by Aliki
Egypt by tom Streissguth
Egypt Faces and Places by Patrick Ryan
Children of the World Egypt by Valerie Weber (senior editor)
Usborne First Encyclopedia of Animals by Paul Dowswell
The M World Book Encyclopedia


Lynn said...

Heather, I love what you're doing. "In the way" is a great idea. Things have to be in the way here sometimes for people to utilize them. (Out of sight, out of mind!)

I love the way the little doll house accessories came out!


Tara said...

What a great idea! I'm going to copy that for my 3. I love it!