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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Why Girls Read More Than Boys
Those who Love Fire Trucks May want to READ Too!
The fire engine theme is a very cute idea for a 3-year-old party but why make the boy/girl distinction.
Why girls read more than boys! Inspired idea for a 3-year-old party until they get to the "party favors"? http://www.chickabug.com/blog/2010/07/fire-truck-party-ryan-is-3.html I'm thinking the assumption is boys like to eat (girls don't because they will get too big) and play with toy cars (girls obviously would not like that) and girls only like to read and wear cute bows.
I suspect there are several boys who would have liked a great book about fire engines and several girls who would have liked the toy truck. -- The preference should not be based on sex and preconceived stereotypical ideas about gender roles.
Here are a few "fire engine" books that could have been part of a child's experience - loving the action and excitement of what goes on at fire stations. The titles range from a great new early reading chapter book (Butler) to a board book (DK publishing) to a classic title that still resonates in a quiet way (Lenski, Rey).
The Buddy Files: The Case of the Fire Alarm by Dori Hillestad Butler. The Fire Engine Book (Little Golden Book) by Tibor Gergely Touch and Feel Fire Engine (Touch & Feel) [Board book] by DK Publishing Fire Enginesby Anne Rockwell Richard Scarry's A Day at the Fire Station (Pictureback(R)) by Richard ScarryCurious George and the Firefightersby H. A. Rey and Margret Rey
The Firefighters' Thanksgivingby Maribeth Boelt A Fire Engine for Ruthie by Lesléa Newman