Learn how to make a reading puppet
What You Need:
- Puppet or Stuffed animal
- Picture book
What To Do:
- Place the book upside-down where you and your child can see it.
- Bring out the puppet and introduce it to your child. Explain that the puppet is going to read the book, but will need some help. Encourage your child to interact with the puppet.
- Begin the activity by having the puppet look for the title, author and illustrator of the book. Since the book is upside-down, have the puppet ask for help. For example, “I want to read this book, but first I need to tell you the title. I can’t find it! The book is upside-down. There’s the title! What does ‘title’ mean?”
- Continue the activity with the puppet asking for your child’s help. For example:
- “Where should I start reading?”
- “Please help me turn the page.”
“Can you help me find the picture of __________?”
Adapted from Get Ready to Read
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