Let’s Go Visiting Book Experience

Description:

Reading the story “Let’s Go Visiting” by Sue Williams and making animal sounds

Materials Required

  1. Book “Let’s Go Visiting” by Sue Williams or watch the YouTube clip below
  2. Pictures of the animals in the story, (optional)
  3. Small animal figures (optional)

Preparation

Source the book “Let’s Go Visiting” by Sue Williams or watch the YouTube clip below.

Method (or Ideas)

  1. Read the book “Let’s Go Visiting” by Sue Williams or watch the YouTube clip below.
  2. As you read encourage children to name the animals they visit in the story.
  3. Encourage children to make the animal noises of each animal.
  4. Try reading the story again and leave out the animal names and sounds for your child to add.

Facilitation Tips – What To Say

  • I wonder who they’re going to visit in the story? What do you think?
  • Naming animals: Who is this?
  • Animal sounds: What sound does the foal make? What sound does a calf make?
  • Animal knowledge: What is a calf? Baby cow

Extend the Experience

  • Introduce counting e.g. How many calves can you see? Let’s count
  • Set up a farm yard with small animal figurines or pictures of animals for your child to play with.
  • Add natural materials like sand and dirt to your pretend farm

WHO Guidelines for Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour

Encourage your child to move like the animals in the story. This will promote physical activity.

Early Years Learning Framework

Outcomes

  1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
  2. Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts
  3. Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes

Principle

Principle 1: Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships. Through a widening network of secure relationships, children develop confidence and feel respected and valued.

Practice

Practice: Responsiveness to children. Responsive learning relationships are strengthened as educators and children learn together and share decisions, respect and trust. Responsiveness enables educators to respectfully enter children’s play and ongoing projects, stimulate their thinking and enrich their learning.

Book Video link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He6Q80f97bE

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