Monday, July 28, 2014

There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish

There was an old pirate who swallowed a fish

The exciting summer pirate theme - there is a lot to learn and explore for the first time for our 32 months old: pirates, travelling by sea, ships and parts of a ship, using maps, a treasure chest, and more. Our book of the months is "There was an old pirate who swallowed a fish" by Jennifer Ward and Steve Gray.

We found several great pirate books suitable for 2-3 year olds. "There was an old pirate who swallowed a fish" is the best one to introduce the new vocabulary for the pirate theme in the easy and fun way. Funny clear illustrations are very engaging! The pirate's belly keeps growing while he is keeping ingesting stuff. What is around him? Fish, bird, gold, chest, gold, sails, plunk, ship... "Why did he swallow it? I don't know."

Pirate Ship - Children's Museum, Charleston, SC

We are lucky to find great pirate related things and places to explore hands-on. The best ever of them all is the pirate ship at the Children's Museum in Charleston, SC. Camilla was able to run around a giant pirate ship dressed up like a pirate.

The details of the ship are very impressive. Camilla spent so much time at the ship that she didn't see much of the rest of the museum.

The treasure chest is full of giant foam Lego blocks, the plunk is held by a spring at one side, you can catch fish and see a map through the looking glass, make a knot and operate the lever.

 There is a lot to explore!

We found Peppa Pig Treasure Hunt episode the best introduction to maps and a treasure hunt. After watching it several times, we made up our own treasure hunts outside and on the table with our pirate themed small world using simple maps. The video can be found here: Peppa Pig Treasure Hunt

This post is a part of Poppins Book Nook - a book club that goes live on the last Monday of each months. The exciting theme for this month is "Ye Old Pirates!" You can find our previous books and activities here:
The Runaway Bunny
Little Blue Truck
The Little Speckled Hen
Sensory Play with Quiet Bunny

Ye Old Pirates!

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 Poppins Book Nook Pirate Plunder Giveaway!
Every month the Poppins Book Nook group will be offering readers
a chance to win a brand new storybook
that ties in with our theme for the month.
This month we are partnering with Jennifer Altman an Usborne consultant to bring one lucky entrant a chance to win a copy of either the Pirate's Handbook (recommended for 8 years old and up) or Pirate Stories for Little Children (recommended for ages under 8 years old)books. One of these books is sure to add to your pirate fun!

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