Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Book Recommendation: The Rainbow Fish

by Marcus Pfister

Rainbow Fish is beautiful with his lovely shimmering scales, but he is also very lonely.  Rainbow Fish goes to a wise octopus for advice, and is told he will find happiess if he gives his beautiful scales away.  Hesitant to do this, the fish eventually learns that sharing really is a great way to make friends!

The power of sharing is difficult to understand at an early age (and sometimes even at much older ages).  Reading books that exemplify traits you want your kids to learn is almost always more effective than just telling them to do it.

Easy Enrichment: I have seen so many cute art projects to go along with The Rainbow Fish story.   Try the one above.  Sometimes the hardest things to share are shiny objects, like the little glitter shapes in this craft.  Read the book and use the craft to apply what they've learned about sharing. 

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Dustin & Erin said...

I LOVE this book. One of my very favorites!

Anonymous said...

I'm really into tying craft ideas, recipes, etc. into the books we read. This is a really cute craft!