This post originally appeared on my other blog. I’m slowly working to consolidate the blogs. I have added some updates to the original post!
Eric Carle books and merchandise have infiltrated our home, and I love it! I’ve always loved his work. I loved using The Tiny Seed when I taught second grade. I loved doing Eric Carle inspired art projects, and I really thought about doing Pottery Barn Kid’s Very Hungry Caterpillar bedding in Caroline’s nursery.
I thought I’d share a few favorite Eric Carle items with you!
First of all, I have LOVED The World of Eric Carle and Gymboree line. Here is Caroline sporting her Caterpillar pajamas from winter of 2014. She had mismatched pants in the first pic, but you can see the cute polka dots in the second pic! (Update, Gymboree does not have an Eric Carle line anymore, but I wish they would make more!!!)
Finally, of course we LOVE to read many many Eric Carle books! One of our current favorites is From Head to Toe. It is awesome for teaching certain actions + body parts! It is also a great book for working on verb-words with your toddler.
The One and Only Ivan is narrated by Ivan, a mall gorilla with a knack for art. His world changes when Ruby the elephant moves in. Ivan finds something greater to strive for, and a beautiful picture of friendship unfolds.
(Currently only $6 in paperback on Amazon!!! This would be a great book to grab a small set of for a book club, etc.)
Earlier in the school year, I wanted to try to operate this blog as strictly a “teaching blog” while operating another one that was more focused on literacy for young children/what I was reading with my girls! I could never get my groove going with two blogs….and I know two little girls that might’ve had a little something to do with it. 😉
Cardigans and Curriculum has always been a little internet outlet for me to write about life, teaching etc. I don’t know why I felt the need to make it strictly about classroom teaching. So, I’ve decided to put it all back together, and blog it all here. I will slowly move some of the book lists I’d made on Cowtown Caroline over here. My goal has always been to encourage people to share great literature with children in their lives, whether that be students in your class, your own children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, etc. I’m SO excited to keep doing that here! Thank you SO much for following along!
Here is something that might have made blogging challenging these past couple months…