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Valentines' Day With Two Fun Reads for Early Readers That Make Great Gifts

Updated on February 7, 2019
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Llama Llama Loves Valentines'Day

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Celebrate Valentines' Day with a Favorite Character

Llama Llama is a favorite character with young readers and it's time to celebrate Valentines' Day with making cards for friends. There will also be a Valentines' day party in the classroom for Llama Llama. Everyone is supposed to make a special card or gift that only he or she can make. Everyone can be creative and one just has to figure out what they are good at. Gilroy is worried that he will not be able to be creative. The teacher has provided pretty paper, lots of glitter, and some ribbon for the class to make something creative for friends. Llama Llama goes home after school to make something with his mom. He invites his friend Gilroy to come over to help. They try making cookies, but the cookies do not turn out very well. When they return to class the next day, they try all kinds of things that really do not turn out very well. Everyone comes up with a special Valentines surprise. young readers will find this to be page-turner to find out what each classmate makes for their friends for Valentines' Day.

Llama Llama Be My Valentine is part of the collection from Penguin Young Readers. It is classified as a Level 2 in the Progressive Reader collection. The text is written in large black print for easy reading. Sentences are short. Colorful illustrations add to the fun of reading . Llama Llama Be My Valentine was published by Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House. It is recommended for ages 5-8. It has an ISBN of 978-1-5247-8895-7.

Fun and Colorful Illustrations with Llama Llama


Celebrate Valentines' Day with Your Favorite Charlie Brown Characters in This Fun Picture Book

Charles M. Schultz's lovable characters are also here to celebrate Valentines' Day with this fun picture book and easy-to-read text for young readers. Love Is Walking Hand In Hand shows children that love can be shared in all sorts of ways. Each page has a suggestion for ways to show love to friends and family members. Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy are featured in this delightful book for Valentines' Day.

Two Fun Reads for Young Readers to Add to Classroom Collection for Celebrations

Both of these selections make a great addition to your classroom library for special occasions. Books for special holidays and celebrations encourage young readers to read. Children love Valentines' Day and will want to read both of these selections to celebrate one of their favorite special occasions.

*Read Llama Llama Be My Valentine in a group reading story time session. Children will want to go back and read the book for themselves.

*Call attention to the characters who believe that they cannot make anything creative for their friends for Valentines' Day. Encourage the students to think of creative items that they might make for their friends for this special day.

*Prepare an art center for students to create their cards for Valentines' Day.

*Read Love Is Walking Hand In Hand in a group story time session.

*Call attention to all of the ways that the characters from Charlie Brown are showing love to their friends and family on Valentines' Day.

*Create a group writing session to record ideas from students about how they can show love to their friends and family on Valentines' Day. Write the exact words from each student beside their names. This presents the opportunity for early readers and writers to see that their words can be written for others to read.

*Create an art center for students to draw pictures of ways that they can show love to their family and friends on Valentines' Day.

Valentines'Day with Your Favorite Characters from Charlie Brown


© 2019 Cindy Hewitt


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