Children love to participate in book reading whenever possible so repetitive phrases are a perfect way to have them participate and predict what will happen next. Read this book with enthusiasm and create expectant pauses to give an opportunity for your child/ children to fill in the gaps (e.g. ”peek-a-…” or “it’s a _____.”). If you’d like your child/ children to match, pull out all the velcroed characters before starting to read. As you read the book, have the child/ children find the matching picture and stick it onto the page so they can be an active participant.
With this book you can target labeling, identifying vocabulary, environmental sounds, matching, single words, and CV/ CVC word shapes. Print out an extra house and you can target prepositions on a felt board!