Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell is another children’s classic that is perfect for children 0-5 years old. In the story, a child writes to the zoo asking for a pet. As the zoo sends different animals, you’re sure to roar with laughter. The book is a great introduction to zoo animals as well as a way to review or introduce simple adjectives.
Here are some recommended resources for extension:
Let’s Go to the Zoo Song: Practices Zoo animals and action verbs
Wag Wag Wag Your Tail Song: Practices animal vocabulary and action verbs
Yes, I Can! Song: Practices animal vocabulary, action verbs, and the structure “can”
Switch Zoo Website (Free): Allows you to make wacky combinations of animals by choosing a head, body, and tail from different animals. This is a great tool for older learners (and their teachers) to practice extensive animal and animal body parts vocabulary. Recommended: ages 5 and up.
Dear Zoo Matching Pairs Online Game (Free): Helps build early maths skills and develops memory.
Recommended: ages 2-5.
My Dear Zoo Pinterest Board: carefully selected activities for teachers and parents!