Thank you for purchasing Where is the Barn Cat? by Panda Speech® LLC. I created this book to help my speech therapy students but is perfect to use with any young child. The target age range is 2-5 years old depending on skill and interest level.
Your students will love lifting the flaps to help the farmer find his barn cat! This book targets theme vocabulary (farm), positional vocabulary, increasing utterances, yes/no questions, and more! It has two interactive elements to keep your student engaged (lift-able flaps and moveable pictures).
Read the book with your child or student. At the top of each page, it asks the child to look around the farm to find the Farmer’s barn cat. Prompt the child to lift the flap. There is a visual reminder on each page of the cat the farmer is looking for. They will then answer yes/no (verbally or by pointing to the symbols on the page). The child will match the animal picture symbol (move-able square images) to the box in the phrase and verbalize the sentence (“I found a _____”). Tapping the boxes as they say it (model when appropriate) encourages verbalization! As the students find each animal, they will notice them appearing in the barn as they find each one. Use the following supplemental worksheets/activities if desired.
Supplemental materials (free downloads). All available in one downloadable PDF below
Picture supported comprehension page: Use a bingo dotter, marker, or crayon to color the answers to the questions. This is a great follow up activity.
Cut & Paste Craft: You can use this while reading the book or afterwards to reinforce the vocabulary. Color the animals, cut them out, and paste in the barn.
Read & Color: I use this page as a reinforcer for the vocabulary. After each page in the book, the student will color the animal they found on the page. '
Farm and animal Manipulatives: These are full color printables that you can print out, laminate, and play with while using the book. My students love putting each animal in the barn when we find it in the book (adding another level of interaction and engagement!).
Farmer and Cat Coloring Page: Bonus coloring sheet featuring characters from the book.