The Ear Book

The Ear Book

Title: The Ear Book by Al Perkins

Why I chose it: "The Ear Book" by Al Perkins is a delightful book that introduces young children to the fascinating world of ears and the sense of hearing. Through whimsical illustrations and playful rhymes, Dr. Seuss sparks curiosity about the ears' role in listening to sounds and understanding the world around us.

Reading Comprehension Questions:

For 18 months to 3 years old:
  1. What do ears look like?
  2. What are some sounds you hear with your ears?
  3. Can you wiggle your ears like the characters in the book?

For 4-7 years old:
  1. Why are ears important for hearing?
  2. How do the characters in the book use their ears?
  3. Can you name some sounds you hear indoors and outdoors?
Craft Idea: Ears Headband

  • Construction paper (in various colors)
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape
  • Elastic or string

  1. Cut out two ear shapes from the construction paper. They can be simple triangles or more elaborate shapes depending on preference.
  2. Decorate the ear shapes with markers, stickers, or glitter to make them colorful and fun.
  3. Attach the ear shapes to a piece of elastic or string using glue or tape to create a headband.
  4. Adjust the headband to fit comfortably around the child's head.
Snack Idea: Funny Ear Snacks

  • Slices of bread
  • Cream cheese or peanut butter
  • Assorted fruits and vegetables (such as grapes, carrots, and strawberries)
  • Round crackers
  1. Spread cream cheese or peanut butter on slices of bread.
  2. Cut the bread into ear shapes using a cookie cutter or knife.
  3. Use round crackers as the "earlobes" by placing them at the bottom of the bread ears.
  4. Create faces on the ear-shaped bread slices using small pieces of fruits and vegetables as eyes, nose, and mouth.
By reading "The Ear Book" by Al Perkins and engaging in these craft and snack activities, children explore the sense of hearing in a playful and interactive way, fostering curiosity and appreciation for the world of sounds.
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