#3 - How To Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan

Summary: This heart-warming picture book is written in a how-to style. The narrator gives helpful hints as to how one "babysits" a grandpa. These tips include what to eat for a snack (anything dipped in ketchup, ice cream topped with cookies, olives served on fingertips), what to do on a walk (find lizards, dandelion puffs and cool rocks), and how to play with a grandpa (build a pirate cave, march with your drum).

Suggested Activity:  Follow the tales numerous tips on what to do on a walk by planning a book-themed scavenger hunt. Look for lizards, cool rocks, dandelion puffs...... On the walk, encourage children to collect bits of nature that interest them. You may wish to make the rule that they can only take along objects that will fit in their collection bags, or that they must check with you to make sure that the objects they are taking along are safe. 

Curriculum Area: Gross Motor Skills (demonstrates basic locomotor skills, shows balance while moving) 

Appropriate Age Group: 5 and up