Friday, November 24, 2017

Book Club: Alberto The Dancing Alligator



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Alberto the Dancing Alligator written by Richard Waring and illustrated by Holly Swain is the tale of Alberto and his owner, Tina. A little girl is a given a "peculiar-looking egg by her Uncle Ezra" that hatches into her pet and dancing partner, Alberto. The title is a bit misleading because the majority of the book details Alberto’s journey through the sewers and in and out of various bathrooms to find Tina.  

Vocabulary 


You can introduce or review the following words with you little one(s):

Alligator
Tango
Record
Slipped

Activities 


In the storybook, count the bathrooms, people calling the police, and the police with your children.  There are a total of 12.


Practice counting to 1000 by hundreds with your children. 

Explore the tango with your children. Listen to different examples of the music. 

Discuss pet ownership and why alligators don’t make good pets. For older children, you can actually research the laws regarding ownership of reptiles. Many locations (from state to city) vary upon the regulations regarding reptiles (snakes, lizards, crocodilians, etc).

Visit your local zoo to see alligators in person.

Read more books about alligators!

Watch videos about alligators on YouTube.






Create your own Alligator! 


A is for Alligator Craft – A simple craft to review the letter A and practice scissor skills!



Paint your own alligator craft. – The chance to break out paints, glue, and more to create a fun alligator puppet.





Fans of alligators and want to learn more? What about the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? Or do you want to a lesson on the letter A? A Mom's Quest to Teach has lots of posts to help you in your homeschooling quest! 


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