Tips to share 10 Hooting Owls by Ed Allen
One of the many benefits of sharing books and sharing them often is exposing your little learner to print. When sharing this one, point out the letter Os on the cover and how they are also used to make the owl’s eyes.
Little observations like these, all add up and contribute to building the early skills your child will benefit from for life.
As you go beyond the cover, count all the owls on each page. You could also point out the number word and find where the number symbol is hidden on each page.
Sing the words to the story to the tune of the classic nursery rhyme Ten Green Bottles. Singing slows language down and helps little ones hear and make sense of each sound – so books that encourage stretching the vocal chords are excellent choices.
Finally, it’s a great idea with this and with any book you share, to explain new and unusual words – rather than skipping over them or replacing them. Look out for the words lounging, disguise and scrub. Use the pictures and the story to help your child with their meaning.
More tips in this series