Children's Books: News, Views, Projects and Activities
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Young Authors at LA’s Best Have Fun with WIGGLE AND WAGGLE
Recently, I spent an hour with enthusiastic young authors grades one through five at the South Region #10 school in Los Angeles. The class was part of the LA’s Best after school program offered at many schools. I showed slides, had the children act out the first story in Wiggle and Waggle using my sock puppets, taught them the Wiggle and Waggle song, and then after the slides were finished, the children colored pictures of Wiggle and Waggle while I read the other four stories in the book. I was impressed by how colorful the children made their drawings and how each one used their own creativity to make their drawings different.
LA’s Best works with California Readers to bring authors like me to the schools. I have been participating in the program for several years and always enjoy my visits with young authors. Note: A printable pdf of the Wiggle and Waggle coloring page can be downloaded at the Charlesbridge website.