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Cats, Hats & Hippos
Speaking & Listening
Adventures in Literacy

for ages 3 to 5
by Ruth Thomson & Pie Corbett

Creative ideas for developing speaking & writing:
- creative pictures to look at & stimulate talk
- exploring sounds & rhymes
- speaking in sentences & asking questions
- support for storytelling
- includes comparing, categorising, directing & describing


This is a fantastic book to enjoy with your kids. The pages are colourful & there are loads of things to talk about on each page. At the bottom are some starting points, e.g I-spy games, rhyming games, questions to think about

My 2 daughters (4 & 6 years old) spent about an hour just looking at a page and talking, often going off on a tangent but making links between the picture and their own experiences.

Pages include: sounds all around, rhyme time, who's at the door?, pick a pair, bird spotting, growing up, where are the animals?, how do you do it?, whose is this?, what's happening here? and a story map. There are some further ideas for each page at the back of the book which can also be used beyond the recommended age range.

Soft bound
32 pages
30.5 x 24 cm

Good condition

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  • Seller location: Wellington City, Wellington, NZ

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