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Dinosaur Roar - Bringing Books to Life

Dinosaur Roar - Bringing Books to Life

After the success of bringing Goldilocks and the Three Bears alive with my daughter I tried to engage my son in a similar way. 
 
We used Dinosaur Roar.
 
Firstly we got all of his dinosaurs out and tried matching his toy dinosaurs to the ones in the book. For example we found which one we thought would roar and which one would squeak, which one would be spiky and which one lumpy and so on. This was great for understanding language and language enrichment. 
 
We then set up our own Dinosaur Roar land in the Kinetic Sand and used some of the language from the book as we played. As we played we sorted the dinosaurs by colour. 
We used the kinetic sand to make foot prints with the dinosaurs. We compared the different foot prints both in terms of size and shape. 
This naturally led to getting out the paints and making footprints with the dinosaurs. Great activity for my usually paint/mark making phobic boy. 
The final activity was to wash the dirty dinosaurs in their very own bath aka the sink. Using the scrubbing brush to scrub the paint off was great for building his hand strength and he loved watching the water change colour as the paint washed off.
We spent about an hour doing all the activities and one activity seemed to lead into the other and really brought the book alive for him. I don't think it was a coincidence that he asked for Dinosaur Roar, along with Ten Little Dinosaurs at bedtime
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