Do your children have a favorite bedtime story? I can think of a few that are up there on the list.
But at the very top, high above everything else, the undisputed favorite bedtime story in our home is ‘Goodnight Moon’ by Margaret Wise Brown.
All four of my daughters have fallen in love this book and requested to have it read over and over and over.
Somehow it is the only book that after 11 years of reading it to her sisters, I still pull from the shelf and read to my littlest one.
If you are anything like me, you are quoting it to yourself while you read this….
“In the great green room…”
As many of you know, my three year old has some significant language and speech problems. One of the ways that we work on words with her is to repeat stories over and over.
We point to the pictures.
We randomly flip through the pages and ‘spy’ things.
So with a little bit of little Shiloh on my mind and a little bit of my six year old on my mind, I created this pack of activities designed to be used alongside “Goodnight Moon.”
There are three activities in the pack.
The first is a set of twelve cards that can be printed on card stock or scrapbook paper, so that they are not see-though. Then they can be used to play memory with rhyming words or just simply to match the cards.
Or if you want, you can print two copies of the cards and play memory by matching the pictures.
The second activity is an I Spy page. I included pictures of a lot of the popular words in the story. You and your child can use the page to find the different elements as you read through the story.
The third activity is a mini-book for rhyming words. This emergent reader is designed to use repetitive words to build confidence in young readers. They can also color the pages and practice their handwriting skills. It’s finished off with a rhyming pictures match-up.
This was Shiloh’s book. She begged to color one while Jaida was working on her own.
I hope that you and your little one enjoy this pack the next time that you read “Goodnight Moon.”