I LOVE making books with my son! To further enrich the “Egg-speriment” Egg-stravaganza we posted yesterday, my son Onetime and I created a fantastic little Humpty Dumpty rhyming book of our own that you can do too!
You Will Need:
- 3 or 4 pieces of 12″x12″ cardstock pages in a lighter colour, cut in half
- permanent marker
- string or cord to tie book pages together
- hole punch
To Create the Humpty Dumpty Rhyming Book:
Cut the sheets of cardstock in half so you have 6 to 8 pages. Punch 2 or 3 holes in one end of each page and secure the pages into a booklet with string or cord.
Write a title on the front and include your child’s name in the title! They will LOVE this! Be silly and draw a funny picture of Humpty Dumpty on the front with your child. You don’t have to be an artist (You can clearly see that I’m certainly not!). Your child will still love him! Be sure to add the Authors!
The funniest one was him finishing “Humpty Dumpty sat on a ____________ by filling in “Mom” and then rhyming it gleefully with “bum!” (see picture below). I was hoping for “thumb”, but that’s not what came out! In our defense, we have been working on potty learning!
As a teacher, I have learned that rhyming is SO important for young children. It helps them learn to identify sounds that are the same and ones that are different – very important for early reading! Down the road, it will also help with spelling as your child will have a mental “store” of sound families that follow the same spelling pattern.
We like to play rhyming games in the car when driving. As young as 2, kids can start to learn to create rhymes to a word you give them. Try using “ball” and then give some examples of words that rhyme with that. Soon your kiddo will be coming up with examples of his/her own.
Using make-believe words for rhyming games is fun too. For example, try asking your child to give you rhymes for “shoosh” – whoosh, boosh, koosh, doosh (oops!). Just don’t try the “uck” family, or…..Oh – you’ll figure it out just like I did!
Oh, and don’t forget to create a back page featuring your child! Onetime really likes seeing a photo of himself as the “author” on the back of his creations!
Have you made books with your child? OR Do you have any ideas for creating books? I’d love to hear them! Please leave a comment below!
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