Why did we select this book?
It is no wonder that this book has won many awards! The book is filled with so many wonderful action words, or words that show what the animals in the tall, tall grass are doing. At 30 months, your child is doing a lot of things, and each is helping him grow. One of the things he is doing is growing his brain with new words. One of the ways you can help him learn those new action words is through action! For example, when beetles “skitter, scurry…hurry,” can you and your child pretend to be a beetle crawling fast, or can you act out a beetle’s scurrying across your child’s arm with your fingertips? Another way to help your child connect with and learn those words is to relate them to his day. For example: We have to catch our bus. Can we skitter, scurry, and hurry like the beetles in the tall, tall grass? Also, never miss an opportunity to look in the grass yourselves. Will you see any of the creatures in the book? Maybe you will see a real, exciting example of a beetle or bug scurrying!