Why We Love It
Toddlers love searching for things and this book is a treasure hunt! Each double page spread is filled with repetitive block-printed illustrations of different animals. Your preschooler must look closely at the images and find tiny details such as “Who has a little curly tail?”, “Who is long and who is short?’, “and “Who is ready to go to a party?” The ability to identify differences in pictures is an important pre-reading skill. Van Genechten’s subtle humor offers little ones the opportunity to hone this skill while giggling and laughing all the way!
- On a sheet of paper, draw lots of squares of different sizes and sneak in a circle or triangle. Ask your preschooler to find the odd one out.
- Place four small objects on a table in front of your child. Ask her to look away while you remove one and replace it with another object. Can she tell you which one was removed?
- Make a scrapbook with one page for each color. Put the color name at the top of the page. Let your child cut out pictures of from old magazines, wrapping paper, junk mail etc. and paste them on the appropriate pages for each color.
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