Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault {1989}

Yesterday we dealt with the depressing idea of snow, so I'm attempting to redeem myself today with a slightly warmer, tropical theme. Coconut trees anyone?


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom has got to be the most fun book about letters. The rhythmic beat of the language, the colorful cut-out work by Lois Ehlert, and the letters taking a life form of their own all contribute to its brightness.

Plot. All the lower case letters of the alphabet decide to climb up a coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Toes are stubbed, eyes blackened, and knees skinned when they all come crashing down.

Educational Opportunities. This is probably pretty obvious, but I would definitely use this book to introduce your child to letters ;). If they already have a handle on their alphabet, use it for further letter recognition practice and beginning phonics skills.

Activities.

Other Resources. There are several song versions of the book which little kids will love dancing and singing along to: one and two. You can listen to a kid reading it here.

Be sure to also check out... Chicka Chicka ABC and Chicka Chicka 1,2,3 {with which you could adapt all of the activities mentioned above for numbers instead!}.



Looking for more great books to read with your preschooler? Check out the rest of this 31 Days series here!

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