Thursday, March 18, 2010

Children Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear. What Do You See?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear. What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr, Eric Carle

2 months ago, we celebrated our boy's 2 year old birthday. At age of 2, he can run faster; he can speak in sentence; he can tell out his name and our names (even his both grandparents' names). What a milestone... And I noticed that the books which have been used in the past 2 years (*2 story books, 1 nursery rhymes and 5 baby picture books) are no longer satisfying him. He can continue to read the words or some sentences once we pause at certain lines or paragraphs.

1st stage (0 - 12 months) :
  • Read words/sentences with pitch and point at the words while reading
  • Sing nursery rhymes and do actions along ie: Ten Little Indians, Old MacDonald's, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Intcy Wincy Spider, ABC's song etc
2nd stage (12 - 24 months) :
  • Pause to read the last word(s) in sentences and let your little ones say (in early days they may not get it correctly but they will memorise all after more practices).
  • Sing or read more rhymes with actions ie: Row Your Boat, Five Little Monkeys, The Wheels On The Bus etc
It's time to introduce more books (more words/sentences) to my little boy. So I went online to search for the titles. The 1st batch of books (from an internet bookstore) arrived a week after Chinese New Year and one of the books is from the famous author of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", Eric Carle. We read this to him every day and after a week, he is able to tell us the animals once we mention the colour. We ask "Brown..." then he answers "Bear" or "Blue..." then he answers "Horse". Sometimes, we read the 1st page then lift up the next page to let him see the next animal and he'll tell what it is. Thus, i think this is quite an interesting book to instil your little one's reading interest.

It's a good one to learn about colours and animals.

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