This Elmo felt board book has been in my bag for at least 10 years…..I could not even tell you where I purchased this book from….but I do know that you can find it on www.amazon.com
The felt book opens up…and the first page is of Elmo’s room…the second page is Sesame Street and the third page is of a play ground. The book then opens up to Elmo’s school.
Elmo and many of his friends are felt pieces that come with the book…Elmo…Zoey…Telly…Elmo’s mommy….Elmo’s daddy…Oscar…Ernie…Bert.. Big Bird..Praire Dawn.and many more. There are also felt pictures of Elmo’s toys….a picture he painted…Basketball…and other objects.
This book is great to work on following directions such as: put Elmo on the bed……put Elmo on the chair….knock on Elmo’s door….put Elmo on the swing…put Elmo next to the kids eating cookies.
When you open up Elmo’s book and see his classroom…you can work on answering questions such as: Show me who is eating? Show who me is coloring? This works on your child’s ability to understand action words. You can reinforce this skill by looking at the individual felt pieces…there are various actions indicated….for example: Grover reading, Big Bird Jumping, Elmo running, and Elmo sitting. If your child does not understand action words just yet….show her the felt piece and then say: Grover reading! Next, point to the felt piece and the book that Grover is holding…and show her Grover reading. After reviewing the felt pieces…show your little one two felt pieces….and say: Point to reading…see if she is able to receptively identify the picture.
During play you can encourage expressive language skills simply by talking…..be sure to use the strategies of self talk, parallel talk and expansion when using this book during play. Remember those strategies are listed under the teach me to talk page.
Have fun with your little one or big one!