We all know that a frog says, RIBBITT! But, did you also know that frogs “drink” through their skin? Or, that their eyes help them to swallow? “F” is for frogs, this month, so try talking with your child about the many different characteristics of frogs and why they are, not only fun, but an important part of an ecosystem.
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Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play
Children hear a letter sound most easily at the beginning of a word. When several words have the same beginning, it is called alliteration. A fun way to help children recognize beginning sounds is with tongue twisters. Hearing and saying tongue twisters help develop your child’s phonological awareness. Hearing the smaller sounds in words helps with later reading. Let’s try a tongue twister now.
Recite a tongue twister with your child, going slowly first and then faster.
Nobody Likes Frogs: A Book of Toadally Fun Facts by Barbara Davis-Pyles
Why would you pick up a book about frogs? Nobody likes them! Or at least according to Persnickety Q. Turtle. But in this humorous and informative picture book the reader soon helps educate Persnickety about the incredible creature known as the frog
Big Frog Can't Fit In by Mo Willems
Big Frog is big. Quite big. So big this book can’t hold her. But with a lot of help from some good friends, Big Frog will fit in just fine! Filled with exciting and unique pops constructed sturdily, and perfectly suited for little hands, this vibrant new pop-up book will appeal to Mo fans old and new.
Dog on a Frog by Kes & Clair Gray
One Frog Sang by Shirley Parenteau
As the night becomes still, one big frog lets out his croaking song, followed by two tiny friends, until groups of as many as ten frogs have all joined in, in voices of all sorts, but when a car passes near, all songs are silenced.
Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays
Little Frog, Little Frog
Little frog, little frog
Are you under the _____ log?
Croak, Said the Frog
Croak, said the frog, (make croaking sound)
With his golden eyes. (fists up to eyes)
Sitting on a lily pad, (crouch on the ground)
Catching flies. (grab air with hand)
I have a sticky tongue, (stick out tongue)
It’s as fast as can be…
And I catch the mosquitoes (catch bugs again),
1-2-3. (count on three fingers)
Credit: Storytime Katie: Frogs!
Five Frantic Frogs
Five frantic frogs fled from fifty fierce fish.
They fled through a forest then flopped into a dish.
Five green and speckled frogs
Five green and speckled frogs
Sat on a hollow log
Eating the most delicious bugs – YUM YUM
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four green speckled frogs – GLUB GLUB
Crafts and Activities
F is for Frog
Frog on a Lily pad
A paper spring makes this frog bounce around on his lily pad.
Being Frog by April Pulley Sayre
An up-close look at the behavior and habits of frogs.
Tad by Benji Davies
Meet Tad. She’s the smallest tadpole in a big pond. And she’s not frightened of Big Blub. Not. At. All. But when her tadbrothers and tadsisters start to get bigger and disappear, Tad worries that she’ll be left all alone. All alone in the dark, with Big Blub. Growing up might take longer when you start at the bottom, but sometimes tiny hearts have the biggest dreams
Dear Treefrog by Joyce Sidman
With magical, concise and perceptive poems, Newbery-Honor winning author Joyce Sidman captures the life of a tree frog in an intimate and moving way. A master of the science note, her fascinating sidebars help bind the twin poems together and ground our perspective. We learn how treefrogs have sticky toe pads, how they still themselves when in danger, how they can change from green to gray to camouflage themselves – even how they eat their own skins, which is full of nutrients. The narrator’s connection with this small creature brings solace, comfort, and a sense of mystery
The Big Wide-Mouthed Frog: A Traditional Tale by Ana Martin Larrañaga
A big wide-mouthed frog asks every creature he meets what they like to eat, but when he meets a crocodile he doesn’t like the crocodile’s answer.