Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Storytime: Hide & Seek

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Storytime for today was Hide & Seek by Il Sung Na 

Hide & Seek is a story that preschoolers and kindergartners may enjoy very much. Many preschoolers are aware of, or are becoming aware of, how to play the game Hide & Seek so they easily relate to the plight of the animals as they try to decide where they should hide in their forest playground. They may also be able to relate to elephant as he peeks while counting and flamingo has to tell him, "No Peeking!" (Kindergartners may offer tales of how they had to do the same thing when they played Hide & Seek once upon a time).

The story is also very helpful when teaching preschoolers the numbers 1-10 as they can count along with elephant before he heads off to find all of his hiding friends. Children may also enjoy trying to spot the chameleon hiding on each page. 

The illustrations in Hide & Seek are bright and simple; a great combination for a picture book for the preschool child. On each page there is no too much to distract but enough to engage the attention of the child.

**Note: There is one word in the book that needs to be changed when read aloud. On one page an animal says that he will be as still as a statue (not exact wording). This word "statue" is easily changed to "rock" and the meaning of the story is not effected walhamdalillaah.**

Insha'Allaah, your class/children will enjoy reading Hide & Seek.

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