It’s me, Bibi. Have you ever seen a cat in a hat? I’ve never seen that. Or a dish on a fish? I only wish! Rhyming is fun, and it helps you get things done. If you’ve never tried, I think you should. Rhyming helps you read, and reading is good!
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Books to Read Together
Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again. Discussion questions are available for each book.
- The Tino, the Rhear, and the Biger
- Why does Tingu Tiger want to change skins?
- Why does Tingu Tiger want his own skin back?
- Chulbul’s Tail
- Why is Chulbul’s tail right for her?
- How does Chulbul finally accept her own tail?
- The Rabbit’s Long Ears
- How does the rabbit get his long ears?
- Why do the rabbit and the jackal go searching for a crab?
- La Cola de Chulbul
- ¿Qué le pasa a Chulbul?
- ¿Por qué no le gusta su cola?
- El Tigre, El Oso Y El Rinocerontes
- ¿Por qué se quiere cambiar de piel Tingu el tigre?
- ¿Por qué quiere su piel detrás de TIngue?
- Las orejas Largas del Conejo
- ¿Cómo obtiene orejas largas el conejo?
- ¿Por qué van a buscar un cangrejo el chacal y el conejo?
Things to Do Together
Talk: What are your favorite silly or nonsensical stories?
Write: Sometimes, authors make up silly words in their books. Can you make up a silly word? Try and think of a word together, then make a list of other words that rhyme with it! You could even try writing your own silly story together!
Move: Play “Hop” on “Pop” (haga clic aqui por espanol): If you have bubble wrap lying around, take turns hopping on it to pop all the bubbles together! As you hop, try to think of different words that rhyme with one “base” word like “CAT” or “POP.”
Play: Have a “Wacky Wednesday” (haga clic aqui por espanol)! Inspired by the Dr. Seuss book “Wacky Wednesday,” go around your house and try to spot different things that could be considered wacky, or explore how you could MAKE things wacky! Maybe you put a little food coloring in some milk or draw a mustache on a mirror with some lipstick. Get more ideas from this blog. (haga clic aqui por espanol)
At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.
- Did you enjoy a new story together or reread an old favorite?
- What is your favorite part about silly books and stories?
- How can we bring more silliness into our family?
More Ideas To Build Young Readers
- Read Dr. Seuss’s books together online! You can read Dr. Seuss’s books right now in the Internet Archive! Head over to https://openlibrary.org/account/create to make an account then go to Dr. Seuss’ page on Open Library Editions at https://openlibrary.org/authors/OL2622837A/Dr._Seuss
- Check out this PBS Kids app: The Cat in the Hat Invents.
- Read some Dr. Seuss books like The Lorax, Oh the Places You’ll Go!, and others at Brightly Storytime’s YouTube.
- Need accommodations for a child with special needs? Check out Learning Allies for free audiobooks for parents/caregivers of children with disabilities.
- Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring. Meanwhile, keep reading for more parent tips and recommendations!
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