BOOK TITLE: Peekaboo Morning
AUTHOR: Rachel Isadora
SUMMARY OF BOOK: A child wakes up and plays peekaboo with various family members and even toys! You are invited to play along while reading this book and although it has few words, the fun is limitless. Download this Activity Sheet in PDF.
Ask questions and use what the child already knows to add to the discussion, assisting the child in understanding and enjoying the book.
- Go over the cover of the book and the title thoroughly with your child. This familiarizes the child with the topic of the book and helps him remember what book it was if he’d like to open it again himself later.
- Look at the illustrations, encouraging your child to use any vocabulary he may have to describe the pictures and what he sees.
- Point to familiar objects in the illustrations to help him connect pictures to words and words to real life items.
- Try animations to get your child more interested. If she doesn’t want to actually play peekaboo, try using a variation of loud, soft, and silly voices to capture her attention.
- If your child is attempting to repeat your words, ask her to repeat words or parts of words back to you.
- Help your child relate things in books to her own real life experiences. For example, if you are a mother reading about a mother playing peekaboo, point to yourself and play peekaboo.
Activities to extend the book experience.
- If you can, find objects in real life around you and point to them, say the word, then point to the illustration in the book and say the word.
- Play a game of peekaboo, teaching your child how to hide his face.
- If your child is a bit more energetic, hide behind objects and pop out for a bigger game of peekaboo.
Compliments of: Rasmuson Foundation
Created by: Students at the University of Alaska Anchorage