Early Lit Bits: Book Review — “A Kiss Like This”

A Kiss Like ThisA Kiss Like This by Mary Murphy

Kisses, kisses, everywhere! Each animal has its own way of smooching in this large, lift-the-flap book. Share this book one-on-one with your child, and imitate the noises each animal makes when they kiss their little ones. Blow kisses back and forth with children when reading to a group, and then have them pretend to be each animal. Talk about other animals not mentioned in the book and ask how they would kiss their babies. The illustrations are similar to Lucy Cousin’s Hooray for Fish, and the two books would pair well together.  Listen to Laurie Berkner’s song, Blow a Kiss, and sing along!  Talking and singing with your child helps boost vocabulary and are great ways to get your child ready to read!

 


 

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