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Food and eating are always a fun topic for read-aloud books Try a few of these: 

Risk, Mary – What’s for Supper?
Rey, Margret & H.A. – Curious George and the Pizza
Steig, William – Pete’s a Pizza
Kovalski, Maryann – Pizza for Breakfast
Walter, Virginia – “Hi, Pizza Man!”
Wood, Don and Audrey – The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe
          Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
Fleming, Denise – Lunch
Barrett, Judi – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Grossman, Bill – My Little Sister Ate One Hare
Taback, Sims – There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Carle, Eric – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

 5 Little Monkeys

5 little monkeys teasing Mr. Alligator,              (hold up 5 fingers)
“You can’t catch me! You can’t catch me!”      (shake a finger)
Here comes Mr. Alligator,                                     (“swim” hands)
Quiet as can be.
Whomp!                                                                    (slap hands together)
(Repeat with 4, 3, 2 & 1 little monkey) 


Peanut Butter

A peanut sat on the railroad track,
His heart was all a flutter.
Along came a choo choo train,
Splatt! Peanut butter.

Three Little Hot Dogs

Three little hot dogs frying in the pan,
The pan got hot and one went BAM! (Clap on "BAM")
Two little hot dogs frying in the pan,
The pan got hot and one went BAM! (Clap)
One little hot dog frying in the pan,
The pan got hot and one went:
"'Wait, Wait! Put me on your plate
and eat me!"

Five Red Apples
Five red apples in a grocery store,
Bobby bought one & then there were 4.
Four red apples on an apple tree,
Susie ate one & then there were 3.
Three red apples. What did Alice do?
Why she ate one & then there were 2.
Two red apples ripening in the sun,
Tommy ate one, and now there was 1.
One red apple & now we are done,
I ate the last one & now there are none!

(Change the names to friends or family members)


 Share with your child the story of the Gingerbread Boy.  Don’t forget to let them join in on the refrain: “Run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me. I’m the Gingerbread Man!”  There’s also Goldilocks and the Three Bears eating porridge, the Story of The Three Little Pigs (does the wolf eat the pigs?), and Little Red Riding Hood taking a basket of goodies to her grandmother.


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