The Three Snow Bears: The Story
The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett is a delightful retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." The picture book is set in the Arctic landscape and features a young Inuit girl named Aloo-ki. Aloo-ki is looking for her sled dogs, who are adrift on an ice floe. While searching for her dogs, Aloo-ki finds a big igloo and can’t resist looking in. After tasting the three bowls of soup that she finds - big, middle-sized and small – she discovers one is too hot, one is too cold, and the small bowl is just right. Then, she tries on three pairs of boots - big, middle-sized and small - and decides that the small pair are “Just right!” After trying the different sleeping places on the long sleeping bench, Aloo-ki discovers that the smallest one is perfect, and she lays down for a nap.
Meanwhile the snow bear family has been out for a walk, during which they rescue Aloo-ki’s sled dogs. When Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear return home, they are shocked to discover someone has been in their home. When Aloo-ki wakes up to find three snow bears standing over her, she rushes out of the igloo. She finds her huskies outside waiting for her, hops on the dog sled, and off she goes, giving a thank you wave to the bears as she leaves.
Ivan is a very kind and sweet young man. He plays extremely well, and is very social with other children. Ivan shows a great love of school and performs well in many areas. He enjoys reading/listening to stories and is very attentive to what is happening in the stories and is able to make inferences/predictions on what is going to happen next or why things happened. Ivan shows a great understanding of certain math concept; for example, counting and associating numbers with an amount. When he counts he is able to look at a group of objects and is able to visually/mentally count the objects without pointing and is able to associate a number value to the objects. He shows a great interest in exploring things in terms of cause and effect. For example, he enjoys building the Hot Wheels track, adjusting different placement of the track, and observing how the cars go down the track (flipping over, jumping, etc.)
Continue to give Ivan opportunities to strengthen his find motor skills (finger, hands) and gross motor skills (whole body, running, jumping, hopping). Also continue to Read!