Where I live we don’t need to account for hours, days of attendance and such but we do have certain subjects we must cover, one of those being safety. Sometimes it’s tough to know how to cover this, especially when you have to list it every year and this is where I’m pleased to introduce you to Greene Bark Press and a great book titled, Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again by Ginger Pate and illustrated by Rhett Ransom Pennell. This is a cute board book that children of most ages will enjoy but it is geared towards ages 3 to 8 years – I used it with my 7 and almost 9 year old as my 11 1/2 year old was a bit too old for it.
The main character Wally Waddlewater, a duck, wants to mail a birthday card to his grandma and needs to find a mail box and cross busy streets to do that – your children, like mine will learn along with Wally what it takes to safely cross streets whether it’s to mail a letter or in my children’s case helping to put away a neighbor’s trash can after the trash truck comes. The book sells for $8.50 and is a great book for the price – my children loved the bright colors and of course the board book design will last for awhile since the pages are rugged and durable.
Basically, we read the book together, and my almost 9 year old read it on her own as well – since the children found it so delightful. We discussed what was learned and put it into practice with them crossing the street in our neighborhood and of course as we went out into the community as well such as parking lots to be aware of cars that could be moving toward us. If you’d like to see what other homeschool parents thought about this book from Greene Bark Press visit the Schoolhouse Review Crew Blog.