Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Our Favorite Weiner: Schnitzel Von Krum Forget Me Not App Review

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Each month we join a group of creative Bloggers and feature a Children's book and learning activity . This month's theme is Transportation!
Transportation makes us think of travelling and the good old fashioned 'Road trip'. This is probably because we move so frequently! One of our Favorite travel themed books is Schnitzel Von Krumm Forget-Me-Not (Hairy Maclary and Friends) by New Zealand Author and illustrator, Lynley Dodd. We own a very well-read book copy and the Q Book version.
It is Summer Vacation time for Schnitzel Von Krum (with a very low tum) and his Family. Everyone is running around packing up the car as the confused Weiner dog keeps getting under foot. He gets  shooed away and is accidently left behind! What's a lonely Pup to do? Thankfully there is a heroine give him a ride and save the day.

You really can't go wrong with any of Lynley Dodd's books. The characters are as lively as the illustrations. The rhyming text are fun for parents to read aloud and young kids love to read along with you (because you have read it so often!).  Now that we have a hound dog of our own they love reading about Schnitzel even more. A close second to this title would be Schnitzel Von Krumm's Basketwork (Hairy Maclary and Friends).

Mini Piwi did the book activities this month during our Pre K time together. She was excited to see the activity I had made which asked her to imagine that it was our Pup, Butter going on a Summer Vacation. The printable consisted of a 'place mat' featuring Butter's Backpack and 'house' and a set of Summer and Winter themed picture cards. Mini Piwi sorted items into two groups: The Summer Gear to pack in his backpack and the Winter gear he could leave at home. 

Other ways we used the picture cards were:
  • Counting the number of items in the backpack
  • Comparing the number of items in the back pack vs. those being left at home
  • Classifying items as 'wear it' or 'play with it'
Here is the cute Puppy we used to animate our own Puppy, Butter.

Please grab a free copy of this activity for your own Preschool Travel or Summer theme!
Here are the Download links...


If you have wheel-crazy kids too then be sure to check out all the participating blogs. Don't forget to link up your own Transportation posts as well!