We are very excited to announce the arrival of the newest sing-along, read-along book: The Wide Mouthed Frog! I LOVE the way this book came out! The illustrations are totally adorable and the songs are so much fun, and are simple enough for kids (and adults!) to start singing along even the first time you hear them!
This version is different from any other, because it features children dressed up as the characters in the story, acting it out as they put on a class play!
We produced this book to go along with our Wide Mouthed Frog musical play, but it’s actually a great addition to any classroom library, and would be especially wonderful to use in a listening center!
If your students listen to the entire thing from start to finish in a listening center, it will take 18 minutes. That amount of time would have been absolutely PERFECT in my kindergarten classroom, because then they would have needed only ONE book in their listening center to keep them happy during the entire rotation!
(I always found it kind of hard when the listening center books ended after about four or five minutes, but the rest of the class was still busy working for another ten minutes or so!)
This wonderful picture book is the perfect way to introduce the concept of acting out a story for fun and for putting on a class play with young children! If you’re looking for a class play for the spring, this would be perfect!
My classes loved putting on this play! There really is a role for everyone and the children always seem to outdo themselves in “cuteness,” if I do say so myself!
Here’s a clip from one of the scenes from my class a couple years ago! The “Hopping Along” song!
For more information on how I put on this play with my class and some tips and advice for putting it on with your class, check out this blog post from a few years ago!! I’ve got lots of pictures and ideas and another video clip!
On our YouTune channel, we have a video of the performance of the play, as well as videos of my rehearsal with the kids where I teach all the hand motions. And you can download the script FOR FREE here!! You can also purchase the music CD that includes all the songs for the play and the script!
To purchase the read-along, sing-along picture book, The Story of the Wide Mouthed Frog, click HERE to go directly to the product on our site!!