I Can Doodle Rhymes
Wow, a lot of critical skills have been packed into I Can Doodle Rhymes! Handwriting, spelling, and even doodling – the perfect balance between structure and imagination – are built on and expanded in this happy, colorful volume.
Each I Can Doodle Rhymes spread offers two pages of corresponding activities. For example, a left page coaches your child to write the words pup and cup, and the right page asks him to doodle a pup on a cup and then a cup on a pup. In this way reading, handwriting, and spelling skills are reinforced throughout. Using simple, cartoon-style drawings to serve as models for budding artists, this ingenious combo of comical drawing lessons and rhyme ensures fun, stress-free learning.
Author: Travis Foster
Publisher: Blue Apple Books
Both of my kids love this book. They think the pictures are funny and like to add their own. My oldest- the rule follower-tries to copy the examples given, then adds a little. My youngest- the free spirit- loves the freedom to draw creatively.
This is a book we sometimes don’t do during our official school time and I like to pack it for trips as it is lightweight. It’s easy to pull out in a restaurant when the kid’s menu isn’t good enough.
It does take us longer than one year to do as it is put off a lot, as much as they like it, but that’s ok. As it doesn’t follow a strict schedule, it’s just a good thing to have available.
This is a fun book for the child who loves to draw and is learning about rhyming words! My 5 year old enjoys it. It is nothing fancy but is an easy way to add a little bit of fun to the school day.
I like I Can Doodle Rhymes because it is a good combination of convergent and divergent thinking exercises. There are fill-in-the-blanks for the child to practice writing letters to complete rhyming words, and prompts for adding detail to a picture related to the rhyme. This book will become an excellent keepsake of your little one’s artwork, in effect a time capsule of their young imagination!
I really like how this book reinforces the reading skills my son is learning in kindergarten. The drawing activities are fun, and he usually enjoys doing several pages at once. I would recommend this book as a fun alternative to your daily spelling or reading lesson, especially if you have a little one who loves to draw.
My five year old loves it. Not very much on each page , she is flying through it, but it is a fun way to learn spelling.