Tips to share Hokey Pokey by Ed Allen and Sarah Hardy
Books that rhyme are great for little learners. Point out the rhyming words as you share this book – okey dokey, pokey. As you become more familiar with the story together, pause to see if your child can remember the rhyming word that goes next.
You may notice some words your child has not yet come across. Sharing books offers a great opportunity to explain language in a fun setting which is ideal for learning. When sharing Hokey Pokey, you could for example, explain how a paw is a wombat’s hand and a flipper is like a hand for swimming.
More ways you can enhance learning with this book:
- Sing the words
- Make up your own words and actions – beaks in and out and snap/peck it all about
- Encourage your little one to join in on the repeated phrase on each page – that’s what it’s all about!
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