Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? By Bill Martin Jr/ Eric Carle
One of the best children’s books I’ve read. It is my essential go to book, that I suggest to parents and use in my sessions. I’ve taught many concepts using this book and still continue to do. This book has been around for almost 50 years and it is not in vain. What I love most about this book is it’s simplicity of language and the pictures. A perfect book to spur the minds of our little ones.
Reading books need not be a mundane activity, if we incorporate meaningful and enjoyable activities. It becomes an interactive and exciting time to spend with kids. Kids would look forward to reading because they know that it is going to be more than that.
Therefore, without further adieu I am suggesting some simple and fun activities to do with your little ones at home. I am super excited about this blog post, because you can download free resources and watch a video at the end! All thanks to my husband who patiently created this incredible video.
If you have the Brown Bear, Brown Bear book at home, super! Otherwise, I recommend you purchase one. You will never regret buying books. Also, focus on only one task at a time. Do not attempt to do all the tasks in one go. Go easy people! I recommend that you laminate these pictures for future use.
Matching pictures to pictures– Matching is an important preschool skill as it helps children to classify things based on their properties. For e.g. matching by size/color/shape. Hence, we start by matching identical pictures and then move to non-identical pictures. As you read the book, match the pictures from the free resource provided below, to the pictures in the book.
Matching colors to pictures– As you read the book, match the colors from the free resource provided below, to the pictures in the book.
Parts to Whole Analogy– Analogies are a great way to help improve understanding between words and ideas. In parts to whole analogy, we tend to store information better if we compare “part of something to the whole”. For e.g. What comes to your mind when I say the word ‘horse’. The first thing that comes to my mind is the different parts of a horse like it’s ‘lush mane/majestic body/hooves”.
Finally, a short video to guide you through the process. You can watch this with your children and I am sure they will love it!