This week’s language lesson is based on the book Spring is Here : A Bear and Mole Story by Will Hillenbrand
Mole can smell that spring is in the air, but Bear is still asleep after his long winter nap!
Excitedly he taps on the window and knocks on the door-he even tries playing a trumpet to wake his friend so they can celebrate together. But Bear keeps snoozing.
But Mole is determined, so he milks and gathers and bakes a special springtime surprise for his friend – the perfect way to wake up!
Listen and watch the story with your child. Feel free to pause the video and ask questions, point to pictures and label objects to engage your child.
2. Vocabulary Review: mole, bear, snore/sleep, bee, butterfly, trumpet, feather, stick, mud, spring
Have your child identify vocabulary. Ask "Where is __?" Once your child finds the picture, have them point to it. To encourage expressive language, ask your child "What's that?" while pointing to the picture. To expand language, encourage your child to play "I Spy" by saying "I spy a __" or "I see a __" while naming pictures.
3. Answer Story ?s Have your child answer questions. If they have difficulty, offer a choice (of 2) or yes/no questions.
- Who is in the story?
- Where is Bear sleeping?
- What musical instrument did Mole play?
- What season is it in the story?
- What did Mole make Bear to eat?
4. Home Connection- Spring Scavenger Hunt: Go on a fun spring scavenger hunt to explore things you see, feel, smell and hear. You can walk or bike ride for your scavenger hunt. Look for a flower, butterfly, bird, nest, bee, squirrel, tree, leaf. Use your senses to smell grass, smell fresh air, smell flowers, smell a tree, feel sunshine, feel the wind, hear birds, hear children and hear mower.