The great thing about Hop on Pop is that it's FULL of simple rhymes, which makes it an ideal match for children ages 3 and under. Here's how we learned from Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss:
1) We read the book together.
- I pointed out the rhyming words to baby bookworm on each page
- Since the words are repeated in the book, I asked her to find and point to each rhyming word as well
2) We played a rhyming game.
- We created two cards, one that said "yes" and another that said "no"
- I called out two words from the book such as "house" and "mouse"
- If the words rhymed, baby bookworm would hold up the "yes" card; if they did not rhyme she would hold up the "no" card
3) We created rhyming lists.
- I selected four of the rhyming words from the book
- I asked baby bookworm to name as many words as she could that rhymed with each of these words
- We wrote down our words on a white board
4) We made a graph based on the words that we rhymed
- We tallied up the number of words in each group
- I asked baby bookworm which word had the most rhymes, and which had the least
- Then, we created a graph using dot paints; we put number of words along the y axis (vertical) and words along the x axis (horizontal) (she loved this activity so much that she asked to do it again the next day)