Yesterday, we had to return our library books. We dropped them off before the library was open. Arin was so excited to see the library and so disappointed when we couldn't go in. So this morning, I told her that I was going to take her to the library. She got so excited. She was talking a mile in a minute in a language that I couldn't understand. The only two words I could understand in her excitement were library and books. So we did our morning chores and activities and off to the library we went. She loves it there. We looked at their books, did the ABC puzzle and a a fruit puzzle, played with a couple of their games and colored. We know the librarian from storytime and she always calls Arin by name and seems happy to see her, which I always think is pretty cool.
We came home with nine books this time. Some books Arin definitely likes better than others. She loves the Eric Carle books. We checked out two this time. We got "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "From Head to Toe" She loves them both, but especially "From Head to Toe" because it asks you to do what the animals do. For example, stomp your feet like an elephant, etc. There are two other books that Arin really enjoys too. One is "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain" by Philemon Sturges (this book is more sang than read). She also loves "Peek! A Thai Haide-and-Seek" by Minfrong Ho. She especially liked this book because there is a little girl hiding on each page and Arin had to find her. Sometimes she was hidden good, but Arin still found her!