How do you eat? How do you move? How do you hide? How do you sleep?
In this fun, non-fiction book, children will enjoy learning about the similarities and differences between themselves and a variety of different animals.
Here are some speech and language tips as you read!
- Work on answering yes/\no questions
- Do you eat bamboo like a panda?
- Do you sleep upside down like a bat?
- Do you get clean in a bathtub?
- Have your child follow simple directions (and get them moving!)
- STICK your tongue out like a chameleon
- BOUNCE like a kangaroo
- Scuttle SIDEWAYS like a crab
- QUIVER like a bumblebee
- Speech sounds (SO MANY great words!). Check out my post on Speech Sound Production to see the ages sounds are typically developed by.
- /p/: panda, peck, pointy, picks, paddle, poison, pack, peacock, polar bear, parrots, pool, penguins
- /b/: bird, beak, bubbly, bath, bugs, back, baby, bumblebee, bat
- /w/: washing, warm, wide, walk, water, wave, whisper, wings, warn, wolves, where, wallow, words, woolly, weather
- /m/: move, mouth, music, male, mom, mud
- /n/: Natalie, nod, not, noisy, nuzzle, night
- /h/: how, whole, howl, hops, honeybees, he, his, hide, hungry, hunters, her, hug, hot, hippo, help, hat, huddle
- /t/: tongue, telephone, together, time, tail, tight, two, toes
- /d/: dust, dance, danger, dinner, Dan, dog, day
- /f/: food, fast, fur, far, find, feathers, feet
- s-blends: sleeping, swings, spoon, scoop, swallow, slurp, sticky, skip, snail, slowly, scuttles, squirts, scrub, splash, swivels, spider, still, snowy, squeezing, strong, stay, squirrel, sticking, steaming, spring, sleepy, sloth
- /k/: chameleon, catches, kangaroo, colors, cuddle, cool, keeping, call, climb, coat, cold, koala
- ‘th’: teeth, thousands, things, together, brothers, their, these, this, thick
- ‘ch’: munch, crunch, catches, chitter-chattering, chats, chirp, chat, chilly
- ‘sh’: shower, washes, shout, shaking, show, shovel, shiver, sheep, shuts, sharp
- r-blends: tree, crab, trunk, friends, bright, travel, creep, ground, grows, freezing, dreams
- l-blends: playing, flicking, fly, clean, flowers, blends, fluttering, fluffy, clothes
- Pronouns I, you, her, she, him, his, he, them, they, we
- Work on simple expressive language
- 1) Make the different animal noises and label the animals (bee, bear, elephant, giraffe, lion, frog)
- 2) Create 2-word utterances (i.e., bees buzz, lion roar, frog jump, giraffe eat)
- 3) Use carrier phrases (i.e., I see____. I spy ____, I found ____, See the ____)
I created this resource to work specifically on ‘who’ questions. Most of the answers can be found in this book, with a few that will require some background knowledge! Feel free to download the entire printable (color and black/white available) over on my Teachers Pay Teachers site!
I hope you have fun reading this book along with your child – it is definitely one of our favorites! I love all of the learning that can be incorporated and my kids like getting to move around as they read. If that’s something that your kids enjoy as well, I’m A Dirty Dinosaur is also a fun, active book.
If you are interested in purchasing this book to add to your home or school library, you can order it right here!