Today’s book suggestion is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehler.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a fun colorful book that offers great rhythm, rhyme and repetition to help your children practice their alphabet. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom also offers a kind little lesson at the end about helping one another.
First, here’s what you need:
- watercolor set
- paint brush (any size)
- large roll of paper
- painters tape
-Tape up some paper and draw several alphabet letter pairs on the paper.
– Then, give your child some water and a watercolor set and encourage them to paint lines between each matching letter or to trace the letters with their paint brush.
– While your child paints you can paint along too! Draw lines from the big A to the other big A. As you watch your child paint, notice which letter she is painting on and take a moment to say, “you’re painting on letter ___” Talk about the shapes of the letters and the types of lines you’ll paint as you connect the letters with lines.
“All Fun & Books” is a weekly post from Sara, Dunebrook’s Public Education Coordinator. She is the mother of three-year-old twin girls.
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