I LOVE teaching with the Beanie Baby Reading Strategies. I first heard about them here. I bought my beanies at garage sales. The hardest to get was the Eagle since it is a collector's item now. I finally got one this summer! I like to introduce them one at a time. I've already introduced Eagle Eye, Lips the Fish and Stretchy Snake. If you want a fun activity to use when you teach Lips The Fish, click on the photo below. I'm working on Chunky Monkey next.