Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney: This book works wonderfully in a multilingual setting. The story is in English, but preschoolers love shouting out the words the foreign equivalent of “red” or “pajama” or “mama” when we come to that part of the story.
Hunky Dory Ate It by Katie Evans: The rhythm of the story is wonderful for Phonetic Awareness, and younger students love “reading” along with me when we reached the “Hunky Dory ate it” portion of the story. I also heard lots of stories about the student’s dogs and what they ate.
Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See by Bill Martin Jr: Again, the preschoolers used this story and feltboard activity to practice their French, Spanish and Chinese. We also had a lot of fun making the noises and faces for each animal.
Down by the Bay feltboard activity: The silliness is fun for all ages, but the older students had a lot of fun coming up with different animal rhymes after the last line, “Have you ever had a time
When you couldn’t make a rhyme?”