Thursday, December 9, 2010

Storytime: Jump, Frog, Jump!

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Today we read, Jump, Frog, Jump!

"This is the turtle that slid into the pond and ate the snake that dropped from a branch and swallowed the fish that swam after the frog -- JUMP, FROG, JUMP!" This is one of the lines of a story that causes a lot of excitement at storytime! *smile*. I don't recall a single class that didn't like this story and have fun with it. This is a cumulative story (each time a new event occurs, all of the previous events in the story are repeated.) that builds suspense which really helps children enjoy the story. The fact that the story is predictable also helps build excitement for children as they wait to say (sometimes loudly..hehe), "Jump, Frog, Jump!"

This book is a fun read aloud for preschool to grade 2. The reading level is for ages 9-12 so it's also a great way to include older children in the joy of reading aloud: invite them to read to your class or younger children at home!

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