Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Title: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Author: Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
This week’s speech and language session is based on the story “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” Using literacy based instruction, activities were created to target your child’s speech and language goals. Individualized activities will be sent weekly through email on your child’s “speech day.” Please don’t hesitate to ask me for other suggestions or help modifying activities and materials. Literacy activities foster great expressive and receptive language skills. It’s important to note that there is no “right way” to read with your child, these are simply ideas to encourage language development during story time. Keep reading and have fun!
Weekly Online Activities:
1. Listen to the story, Brown Bear, Brown Bear on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WST-B8zQleM
Listen and watch this story with your child. Feel free to pause the video and ask questions, point to pictures, or label animals to engage your child. If you have a copy of the book, have your child follow along by turning the pages in the book.
2. Vocabulary Review: bear, bird, duck, horse, frog, cat, dog, sheep, fish, teacher, children
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. Community Connection: Brown Bear, Teddy Bear, Did you see?
See that teddy bear in the window? It’s part of a game meant to entertain children (and adults) during a prolonged period of lockdowns and social distancing. Take a walk outside and identify any teddy bears that you see.
To expand language, encourage your child to identify things they see on your walk. Play by saying "I see a __" while naming objects around you. Searching for objects is also a perfect way to work on following directions. Give your child a hint that indicates a location word like “on,” “next to,” or “between.” If he/she can do that, give him/her a clue that includes what is NOT. For example, “it’s where there are no flowers.”