Imagination Library Book Activity for All of Baby Nose to Toes

Dolly Parton’s Imagination LibraryBOOK TITLE: All of Baby Nose to Toes
AUTHOR: Victoria Adler
ILLUSTRATOR: Hiroe Nakata

SUMMARY OF BOOK: Through beautiful watercolors and whimsical rhymes, you and your child will take a fresh look at yourselves and the wonder of the body. Laughing their way through this book, your child will be prompted to explore and learn about his own body (nose, ears, tummy, etc.). Download this activity sheet in PDF

Before, during and after reading, ask the following questions to add to the discussion, assisting the child in understanding and enjoying the book.

 BEFORE READING:

  1. Talk about the cover of the book and the title. Ask your child what he/she thinks the book is about.
  2. When doing any activity with your child, identify the body parts. For example, when eating lunch, talk about your mouth, your hands, your fingers.
  3. Take a “picture walk” through the book and talk about the illustrations before reading the book.

DURING READING:

  1. As you read, point at the body part on each page and point to it on your child. Have her repeat the word.
  2. Ask questions about the body part: “What do we do with our nose?”
  3. Make the sounds as they mention them in the book: “kerchoo,” “drum-drum-drummy,” etc.
  4. Act out the actions in the pictures and the text: “peeka-peeka-boo,” dancing legs, etc. What else can you do with that body part? Crossing legs? Wiggling toes?

AFTER READING:

  1. Continue to encourage your child to explore and learn the names of other parts of his body, using proper terminology as often as possible
  2. As you bathe and dress your child, remind him of the book and the names of the body parts.

Compliments of: Rasmuson Foundation
Created by: Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage.