Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is another one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. All of my boys were introduced to this book at early ages. The various sounds plus interactive nature of the book has an engaging factor that appeals to young kids.
We have both a board book version and hardcover copy. The board book version has been invaluable and relatively indestructible for those early years. The board book is in a slightly abbreviated form than the hard copy. When we recently reread the hard copy, my older boys pointed out the differences. (I was having too much fun making all the noises to notice.)
In true Dr. Seuss fashion, the illustrations in the book are creative and fun. My boys love to point out silly aspects of a picture (“Look, mom! Gloves and shoes on bees!”).Learning Fun with #DrSeuss #Free Printable Pack For Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? #ihsnet Click To Tweet
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is a fantastic book for all ages. Young ones enjoy being asked to replicate the noises. Older ones benefit from learning about onomatopoeia, a word used to describe a sound. It never fails that reading this book sparks a conversation and demonstration of onomatopoeia words and sounds.
To encourage my older boys along this path of learning, I have them write stories or poems that include onomatopoeia words. For younger kids, I suggest that they draw pictures and sound out the words as best as possible.
We talk about how gently sprinkling our writing with onomatopoeia (when appropriated) can add to the descriptive value of our work. Just think how much more powerful the word, “BOOM!” is then “Thunder sounded in the sky.”
Another fun writing and drawing activity for Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is creating a list of objects and people and the sounds that they make.
A game that can be played with this book in mind is calling out a sound and having others guess the object or person. Or just make up silly sounds and then try to put them into written words.
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Printable Pack
To extend the learning fun with Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, I created this free printable pack. This pack includes:
- 20 story cards with pictures and words
- great for review, sequencing, and memory game
- laminate for durability and to use over & again!
- Word scramble
- Word match for practicing onomatopoeia
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