A great book to support the teaching of Phase One Phonics and general Speech and Language. With repetition, rhythm and rhyme the children quickly pick up the theme of the book and you will soon hear them retelling it or acting it out with their friends. This book is particularly good for listening to and making the animal sounds… “I think I hear a lion, Raa Raa Raa’. You can also make up actions, and there is a song of it on CD that comes with the book or you can find it on www.youtube.com
When using this book recently with a class, we went into the soft gym and re-enacted the different parts – we walked in the jungle, we swam in the river, we slipped on ice bergs, and we all joined in the actions and sounds when each animal arrived. The children then thought up their own animals and made their up their own sounds and actions… they loved it!