SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A FOX BY DANIELLE DANIELS
READ BY EMMA
This story, written by Métis author Danielle Daniels, is a story for young people to introduce the idea of totem animals from the Anishinaabe people’s perspective. The repetition, rhythm and beautiful illustrations in this story make it a Blue preschool favorite.
The Anishinaabe people are a large group of culturally related peoples indigenous to the land that is now considered the northern midwest of the United States, as well as large areas of southern Canada. Consider looking at the map below with your child.
If your kids would like to hear the author read her own book, they can watch here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-cBzEVAFdQ/?igshid=14xflw9jw91br.
If they want to listen to the author sing a song version of the book, they can watch here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-cEAJJgz5q/?igshid=9fjo6gqkoxdv
If you are interested in doing a project alongside this read aloud, after your child listens to the story, suggest they consider an animal they feel connected to or feel represented by. They could then do a drawing about this animal, dictate a story to you about this animal or make up a short play about this animal.
WITH SARAH S.
“What’s Missing?” is a fun memory game to play with anything you have on hand! Simply gather some objects, have your child study them and perhaps count them. Then have your child cover their eyes or go in another room (no peeking!), remove an object, and when they come back have them guess what is missing. If they want, you can give them some hints. To make it more challenging, you can remove more than one object or move the objects around.