29 Mar 2012

THE CAT IN THE HAT by Dr Seuss



The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house
All that cold, cold, wet day.   


This is how Dr. Seuss 's The Cat in the Hat begins. It is a rhyming story about two bored children (written in the first person plural form - we) on a rainy day who suddenly are surprised by the coming of a talking cat  to their house and his extravagant activities and ideas.


 This book written in 1957 was meant to help children read and enjoy it.

Click on the image to go to Dr.Seuss website
  A visit to Seussville will provide more fun and information: it is a must.

7 Mar 2012

BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SEE?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear was written by Bill Martin Jr and illustrated by Eric Carle.
This is a lovely book for infants because it has a rhythmical structure all throughout the story. It can be used to count the animals, go over colours and the repeated phrases.
I remember a lovely workshop at teacher training college in which we learnt how to exploit this text in the infant education classroom. However, you may find many ready made lesson plans with it! You can start by colouring the story. Click here.

In this video you can hear the author singing the story.