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Squish Rabbit by Katherine Battersby has become JDaniel’s favorite book. He absolutely loves to have this book read to him.
Squish is a really small bunny that seems to be overlooked by everyone, because of his size. He has other troubles too. He can’t reach balloons that float by. He can’t get people to hear the he wants to share. He is really lonely.
Finally Squish sews a friend with a needle and thread. He has a great time with him at the beginning, but there is only so much a stuffed cloth friend can do.
He tries to play with a tree, but that doesn’t work. When it doesn’t work, Squish gets mad. He is so mad that he throws a trantrum and kicks one of the apples that has fallen from the tree.
A squirrel notices that the apple is going to all into the river and tries to save it. Thankfully before the squirrel can fall into the water Squish yells, “Stop!”
Thankfully the squirrel stops and decides to play with Squish instead. Yes, that means he now has a real friend and a stuffed one to play with.
The pictures in the book are amazing. JDaniel loves the emotions that Squish conveys with his eyes and his arms. This book could easily be told by the pictures alone, but I am so glad it has words too.
What did we do?
Homemade Playdough Play with a Friend
We had JDaniel’s best friend over on Tuesday after preschool to play. They have the best time together when JDaniel isn’t incharge of all the toys and when they are played with.
To avoid a lively discussion about toys and their play times I made a batch of homemade playdough with the recipe below. I have not be successful with other recipes I have tried, but this one worked out well for me.
The boys had a great time squishing the dough and using a variety of cookie cutters to create creatures of their own.
Here is the Playdough Recipe I used:
The Bunny Tail Counting Game
I like to review basic counting every now and then with JDaniel so, I took about a die, two plastic container lids, and a bunch of cotton balls to play a game I call the Bunny Tail Counting Game.
You just take turns rolling the die and placing the number on the die onto your plastic lid. When your lid is full, your bunny tail is finished.
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