Friday, January 13, 2012

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle, continues the fun tradition of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? substituting “hear” for “see” through the pages. We enjoy making the sounds of each animal as we read the descriptive details.  
After a few readings, children can “read” this book by sight. The ending also provides a great way to slip in sequencing skills as it recounts the animals you’ve “heard” as you’ve been reading. We love to read all of Eric Carle’s books, and this one is a great addition to our home library.

*What’s your favorite animal?
*I’ll say an animal’s name and you tell me the sound it makes.
*How could you dress up as an animal using things we have at home?

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