This is an adorable short book about 3 white mice who dip themselves into primary color paint, dance around on paper, and create new colors! It contains short sentences with nice vocabulary for younger students. The story is perfect for predicting what colors the mice will make and discussing the idea of “camouflage” against the cat!
Speech Therapy Ideas
1. Practice identifying and labeling colors. Talk about how to “make” orange, green and purple. If your child knows addition, set it up like an addition problem. “Red + Yellow = Orange”
2. Vocabulary to discuss and use in sentences: dripped, puddles, stirred, cried, hopped, mixed, splashed, stiff. Older children can use these words to name synonyms and antonyms (opposites).
3. Make predictions in sentences. Say, “I predict he will make…..”
4. This book is perfect for practicing early speech sounds: /m, p/ and final sounds /s, t/. Over-emphasize these sounds in words and have your child repeat them with clear articulation.