Rosie the hen leaves her coop to set out on a walk. Unbeknownst to her, a fox is quietly following, trying to catch up to her. Her relaxing walk eventually leads her back to the coop, blissfully ignorant of the fox’s unsuccessful attempt to navigate the obstacle course she inadvertently led him through. This book is a great way to illustrate the positional words ‘over’, ‘under’, ‘around’, and ‘through’ while engaging young readers through the subtly humorous story and illustrations. One way you can take this book a bit further with your child is to have them create their own obstacle course using the four positional words from the book. You could even have them practice sequencing by having them describe both Rosie’s walk and their own obstacle course in order.
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