|Dingo Dog & Officer Flossie|
Beansprout's ever-expanding language skills have helped us keep talking about his books more and more. The most recent skit we've been working on is inspired by Richard Scary's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go. This book has been one of our favorites since Beansprout got it for his first birthday, and I find it amazing that it continues to inspire him two years later! The fun in this skit is the fact that Beansprout, acting as Dingo Dog, is getting away with something. He commits a traffic violation and Officer Flossie, starring Momma or Daddy, yells after him with a "ticket" in hand. It makes him giggle like crazy and he yells back, "I'm not stopping!" as he bikes away. This skit has been adapted for the "gate" in the hallway we've created with a cardboard box, too -- someone goes through the gate without a key and is chased after to be given a ticket. To Beansprout these are fun games, but in my eyes they really are the beginnings of making something out of literature.
How have children's books inspired your play? How do you make connections to their books after story time is over?