Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Whistle on the Train By Margaret McNamara and Richard Egielski

Kayden just got this book from his grandma and loves it. We have read it over and over and now he "reads it to me". It's to the tune of "The wheels on the bus" and has different train lingo. Finding books/songs that are to familiar tunes can help less verbal children speak more and expand their vocabulary, it's a fun way to increase language production and studies have shown it works well!
The pop out pictures in this book are also full of details that can give parents a huge source of narrative prompts to ask alot of questions and bridge their children to use alot of new vocabulary words and describing words!