Tuesday, December 2, 2014

25 Books of Christmas - Santa, Christmas Jingles

Tonight we opened Santa, Christmas Jingles illustrated by Janet Samuel.

This was a great book to open tonight! Although at one point I was not sure if Little W was actually going to open it or just shake it to make it jingle. After much encouragement and a little help he did open it and was so excited about the jingle bells he did not want to sit down to read the book.

I was thinking, how in the world am I going to work on language and speech skills if he won't sit down, but was pleasantly surprised when I opened the book and read: "... they were all dancing and prancing and chatting and laughing..." Perfect! Action words!!

So we did not sit to read our book tonight. We acted it out as the actions in the story as they were read. We danced. We pranced. We tickled until we giggled ourselves out. We snored. We searched. And we called out "wake up!" to the sleeping reindeer in the story.

This was a book where almost all of the activities were exactly the same for both kids. They both acted out the actions and they both repeated sentences.

Little W (22 months) repeated phrases: wake up! Ho, Ho! and Night, Night! Big Sister repeated whole sentences of 5-8 words. A good rule of thumb is to have your child repeat the same number of words as how old he or she is. If he is 2 and is good at 2 word phrases, increase it to 3 word phrases. If he is 3 but is struggling with 3 word phrases, simplify it a little and do 2 words or even 1 as he is learning the skill.

To see our review of this book, click here (book 10).

To get a copy of this book for yourself, you can buy it at Amazon:

This book is filled with action words, but if the book you are reading is not, just look at the characters or animals in the story and do what they are doing!

I hope that you get up and move while reading your next book!

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