Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Bill Martin Jr / Eric Carle
PROGRAM - 3 MONTHS+
This is what you DO!
Settle your child in for a cozy reading time.
On your lap, next to you, or in an infant seat.
The important idea is that this is a warm and loving time.
1. Show the cover to the book
2. Read Page 1.
3. Turn the page - point to each animal as you turn the page!
"This is a book about animals. Look, here is a bear!"
"Brown bear, Brown bear, what do you see?"
(He sees a red bird.) "I see a red bird looking at me".
Oh look, she sees a red bird.
(Add in the sound the animal makes - ie. tweet, tweet)
When reading to an older child:
Leave expectant pauses seeing if the child will anticipate and guess which animal comes next, especially after the first reading.
After a few readings, see if you and your child can name the animals in order.
Download animal pictures - use them to do color naming of each animal & identify the parts of the animal ( wings, beak, claws, feathers)