Saturday, August 27, 2011

Acting Out Our Books While Reading

Lately, L and I have been reading his books and acting them out at the same time as best we can, using whatever toys, etc. that help to create the story in live action.

The first one we did was

We used L's ABC letters and his homemade magnets to act out the story while I read the book.
L found the letters for me, which I had arranged in order on the side. 

"A told B and B told C...I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree!"

Our 2nd book we did was coincidentally
 another alphabet book which L LOVES

We used his firetruck and some foam ABC letters to act out the story while I read

Several letters have "speaking parts" in the story so he would have to find the letter that was speaking before we could act out that letters part.

This is so much fun to do and lots of letter recognition and reinforcement going on!
We'll be doing lots more books like this..with all kinds of different educational aspects.

But of course it would also be fun to act out stories such as
The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Goldie Locks and the Three Bears
The Three Little Pigs

(which I just realized all have 3 in them...)

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  1. OHHHH i'm so jealous i never did this with my kids! i LOVE chika chika! great idea!!

  2. Very cute idea!!

    Lindsey @


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