A little boy grows frustrated when left in the care of his big sister, as she is too busy with her own book to read to him. Finally he asks for lunch instead, and what should form in the steam of his hot soup but a tiger! This imaginative book is bursting with colorful illustrations, which help tell the story.
In one-on-one reading, point out the details of the illustrations and ask questions as you read. What does the boy wear on his head as a helmet? It’s a colander! What do we use that for in the kitchen? Helping your child explain what is happening not only boosts comprehension, but also expands vocabulary. Practice your best growls and pretend to be tigers together. Pretend play allows children to narrate their own stories and is a great way to get ready to read!
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Posted by: Ali