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This Old Man

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This Old Man is a delightful children's song that comes to life in this wonderfully illustrated children's book.


A child's favourite rhyme told in die cut illustration form
Age Range - 3 to 8 years

Type of Book - participation books and pattern books

Art Work - colourful, humourous drawings, cut out holes on
each page

Binding - stapled

* promotes fine motor development as child manipulates
variety of shapes on the pages
* designed for child to interact with book in a physical
* uses vocabulary to communicate animal sounds (Old
MacDonald) (sensory perception)
* involves use of rhymes and patterns which repeat
throughout the books (pattern books are excellent for
children as they are very easy to memorize so the child very
quickly can master these books)
* incorporates music as most of these books are also
* provides opportunities for developing sequencing skills
as child attempts to remember sequence of animals, insects
and birds
* demonstrates print is meaningful as text matches

Extended Thinking
* child plays at reading as child reads book by memory
* assembles concrete animals, insects, birds, etc.
described in the books (eg. a toy dog, toy fly, etc.) Then
ask child to sequence these to match the stories. (this can
be done after many repeated experiences with the books).

Four of the books in this series are songs which help
children to remember a number of things in a series forwards
and backwards. As a sound, animal, piece of clothing or
number is added, its shape is cut out on the page. When
singing or "telling" the song there is a visual clue to the
next in the series. Remembering things in a series is a
mathematical and organizational skill. Doing it through song
is fun. With the visual clue to the next in the series the
children will be successful in keeping up with the adult.
This helps a child gain confidence and raise his self-
esteem - the feeling of "I can do it". They can then do it
on their own or singing to a sibling. The ABC book enables a
child to guess then discover, which picture begins with each
letter because the cut-out on each page fits over the
correct picture.

This Old Man
This book has numbers in a sequence to 9 and is sung as the
familiar "nick nack paddy wack. . ." song. As the pages
turn, simple addition is shown 3+2=5, 4+1=5, etc. on the
opposite page using the cut out number

Give your child the opportunity to open the door to music in their life for a lifelong journey.