Two crocodile books came home from the library with us this week and I thought it’d be fun to feature them together. I must admit I favor the character of the Kindhearted Croc who wants to belong to a family so badly he does their dishes, folds their laundry, spreads jam on their toast, and tidies the toys. OH, and makes coffee for the parents. My kind of crocodile!
Solomon Crocodile, on the other hand, is a trouble-maker who has difficulty making a friend who will appreciate his, uh, charm. Both titles are clever, creative, funny stories with fantastic illustrations sure to capture the attention of your favorite preschooler.
The Kindhearted Crocodile by Lucia Panzieri, illustrated by Anton Gionata Ferrari
Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner
Here’s the thing. I spend a lot of time watching kids shows with my two and four year old. We also spend alot of time reading, but tv is how I get things done- cooking dinner, laundry, getting ready for work, etc. And much of it is okay- but somewhat lacking. However, we recently stumbled upon a unique show to love–The Friendship Show. It is a breath of fresh air in a world full of mediocre animated characters-that-frankly-we-could-care-less-about. It’s reminiscent of Mr. Rogers, but with a refreshingly modern twist (and more crafts). Hostess Ruby is captivating and full of positive messages for the toddler and preschool set.
Here’s a description:
“Emphasizing the “golden rule”: Do to others what you would have them do to you, The Friendship Show explores ways to build empathy and conflict-resolution skills – with the goal of growing and maintaining one of the most valuable things in life: great friendships. Join lovable host, Ruby, as she welcomes kids into her magical art studio for a day of creativity, fun, and friendship.”
We can’t wait to view “The Safety Show” and “The Feelings Show”. Ruby’s Studio also offers books and more. The Mother Company and its blog is worth checking out as well. Have you stumbled upon good videos for kids? I’d love to hear your suggestions.