The following are ideas for using
Does A Kangaroo Have A Mother, Too? in the classroom.
- Submitted by Dorothy Simcoe
I think I have an innovation that I am going to try—“Does A Kindergartener Have A Mother, Too?” I will have the children draw a picture of their mother or caregiver and write something special about the relationship. Then I will bind the pages into a book for the children to present to their families Mother’s Day. Thanks for the inspiration!!
- Submitted by Claudia Cobo
I just purchased the new Eric Carle book Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too? and I think it is excellent. I am a special education teacher and I work for the early intervention program in my county. I have used this book with my two and three year old students and they love it. As a follow-up to the book, I present the children with several sets of pretend animals and their babies and we match the babies with the mother. We also play a game in which the baby animals approach each adult animal and ask “Are you my mother?” until we find the correct match. My students, who are developmentally delayed and language delayed, enjoy this activity and the repetition really reinforces language and vocabulary development.