It is a challenge to find meaningful and level appropriate books in Greek for kids in the United States. I wish there was a Greek Barnes and Noble to browse for books that my students would enjoy. So many times I have ordered books from Greece, only to be disappointed because the story itself was too long, or the language was so beyond my student's level.
These past few weeks in PreK, the English teachers have been focusing on apples. Besides the song Μήλο μου κόκκινο, I really didn't have anything age appropriate for 3-4 year olds. So I took English books and translated them for the class. One of my all time favorite books by Dr. Seuss, Ten Apples up on Top, was a great success. The kids loved counting the apples and following the actions of the silly lion, dog and tiger.
. To review we made these cute characters from the book with apples on top of their heads.
A few days later we read the book Apple Farmer Annie, which describes all the different things we can make with apples.
All week the students were asked "Πώς προτιμάς τα μήλα σου;" Then the little 3 and 4 year old toddlers began asking each other. They had so much fun, we decided to make a chart to see what apple product was the most popular.
As you can see from the photo below, it was a tie between apple pie and apple juice.