Little ones love to have familiar books read to them over and over. One of those timeless and super popular favorites found in many of our homes is, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. And what's not to love when it comes to this classic? It captivates pre-readers with its lyrical text, engaging predictability, and bright bold animals on each page. Here are four easy ways to engage your preschooler even more while reading this beloved book.
1. Go on a Color Hunt
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? can be used as an introduction to colors. As you read each page, point to the animal and ask your child to name the color of the animal.
For the page below, you could say, "What color is the bird?" When your child answers say, "Yes, the bird is red. This bird might be a Cardinal." Rephrasing what your child says models how to answer in a sentence format and also builds your child's listening vocabulary.