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February is Reading Month at HIPPY Halton!

Once again this year, we are running our Adopt-a -Reader program.

Families from HIPPY Halton have the opportunity to invite a family to take part in the challenge. Both TD Bank and First Book Canada generously donated new books to each family.

Starting February 20th, keep track of your progress, and read for 10 to 15 minutes each day. At the end of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion and an additional free book!

Last year, we gave away over 700 books - Let’s get ready to read Halton!

Book Highlight:

Stone Soup is an old favourite by Award-winning artist Jon J Muth retells the favourite tale of a selfish community that is tricked into creating a delicious soup from stones! Wonderful things happen when we work together…

Three strangers, hungry and tired, pass through a war-torn village. Embittered and suspicious from the war, the people hide their food and close their windows tight. That is, until the clever strangers suggest making a soup from stones. Intrigued by the idea, everyone brings what they have until-- together, they have made a feast fit for a king! In this inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist.

Extension Activity:

Let's get creative and make your own soup!
  • Draw a large frying pan or pot.

  • Upcycle your old newspapers and grocery flyers, cut out pictures of different ingredients and foods

  • Add different combinations of ingredients to your frying pan and pot - can you make different dishes?

  • Make a list of your family’s favourite vegetables

  • Can you sort the foods by colour?

  • What kinds of vegetables can you find?

  • What kinds of fruits can you find?

Alphabet ‘Silly’ Soup
  • Make a list of silly ingredients that start with a different letter of the alphabet and see if you can collect those items from around your home to add to your ‘silly’ soup!

  • “S” - scissors, sponge, seaweed, snakes,

  • “B” - ball, bat, bird, bug, blue crayon

  • “C” - cushion, cap, cat, carton, cheese, car


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