We’re going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen

January 30, 2018

 

The title of this book, actually, sounds quite awful... doesn’t it? I still remember my puzzled reaction when I heard about it for the very first time! And yet, to this day, it’s one of my favorite simple stories for kids. This few-pages long hardback is a real gold-mine stimulating for language learning and countless fun activities. It is also, and above all, written to fuel kids imagination. All children enjoy the thrilling adventure of going on a bear hunt. The repetitive & rhyming structure filled with movement vocabulary makes the story-line easy to understand and to chant along with, and this, even to the youngest readers. Splashy sploshy, squelchy squerchy, stumbly trippy, hoooy woooy onomatopeias reflect how kids see this world and are an easily accessible introduction to phonics, and at more advanced levels: the figures of speech. And last but not least, the climax where we learn, that, indeed, bravery got confused with stupidity, and the happy ending with an obvious conclusion are extremely funny.
Highly recommended to the parents of 3 to 7 year – olds and to the teachers of false beginner to advanced learners of English.

& here comes the bonus :
1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gyI6ykDwds - a story read by the author himself

Just play it & act along !

2. https://www.slideshare.net/andreagimenez/flashcards-7251384 - flashcards and word cards

Spread them around the room, use a stuffed toy for a bear and now it’s your turn, go on your imaginary bear hunt.
3. Have FUN!!

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