Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday morning book post


This week has been dominated by Swan Lake Camp at the ballet school. The little ones at the camp learned four dances inspired by the ballet, and made little costume props to perform with on the last day in front of the parents. It was really quite wonderful, and I'm very impressed with the dance studio.

To enrich it at home we read The Barefoot Book of Ballet Stories, which does it's best to make the stories make sense and give them some narrative, despite the craziness of some of these story lines they had to work with. And also from the "Getting to Know the World's Greatest Composers" series we read Tchaikovsky. I was pleased with how well the biography kept the kids' attention, with fun illustrations and an engaging writing style. Some other media filled it all out, with a DVD of the American Ballet's performance and from the "Stories in Music" series, The Story of Swan Lake.

Other books we read this week:

A bunch of Goosebumps that Carbon bought at the church book sale

Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (Carbon read it out loud)

George and Martha (Carbon read it out loud)

And I read Stages of Faith by James Fowler.

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