Connecting Books to Activites

Books are such an incredible tool for teaching our little ones, especially when tied to an activity. It will foster not only literacy, but purposeful learning connections.

My oldest has always loved to create and build using Legos.

So, if you have a little builder in your hands, I highly recommend this book and activity.

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The book is about a boy named Young Frank who is an architect. He lives in New York with his grandfather, Old Frank, who happens to also be an architect. They also have a little dog named Eddie.

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The two have very different views on what architects do for a living.

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A trip to The Museum of Modern Art helps to bring them closer together.

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After the boys finished reading the book, I asked them questions to expand their critical thinking skills.

  • What were your favorite parts in the book?
  • What did you think of Young Frank and Old Frank?
  • Were there any conflicts?
  • How did the characters solve them?
  • What do you think the message of the book was?

Then, I pulled out some plastic cups, jenga pegs, and wooden blocks.

I encouraged them to get creative to see what things they could make.

 

My Young Franks had TONS of fun!

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