Changes, Changes

FOR THE WEEKEND, share this title with your child. We are celebrating changes!
Changes, Changes is appropriate for children of all ages.
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Changes, Changes from Pat Hutchins is a wordless adventure that two block people share. Using their blocks, this pair builds a house. But when their house catches on fire, changes are necessary. Journey through the story to discover all of the amazing things they build and accomplish together as their circumstances and surrounding change with them. Changes are a necessary part of life.

Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Retelling:
Changes, Changes has no words but that does not limit the story telling. As you flip through the pages, you will be able to tell the story based on the pictures. Once you read through it, let your child take a turn to tell their own version. Will they name the charachters? Can they tell you why their house caught on fire? Can they fill in details that might not have been shared the first time around? By giving your child the power to lead the story, their engagement with the book witll be strenghtened.

Do this with your child:
Changes, Changes is told using pictures of blocks. Do you have blocks at home? You and your child can recreate the story using your own blocks. Recreate the images or create your own versions of the things that are built. Leave the fire and the water to your imaginations!

If you’re interested in sharing Changes, Changes with your child you can find it from Simon & Schuster here. You can like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for more inspiration.

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