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Unleashing Imagination: Perfect Picture Books for Dramatic Play and Story Sequencing

It's National Picture Book Month! Let's find the perfect picture books to practice story sequencing.

A variety of scattered picture books.

November is National Picture Book Month. Picture books are central to our Belle's Book Club Residencies and Belle's Book Club Playgroups. Good picture books are the perfect companion for dramatic play.

In our Belle's Book Residencies, we pair dramatic play with the perfect picture book to sequence and retell stories.

Story Sequencing is an essential reading comprehension skill for young readers because it helps them understand the plot of a story. Children can better understand the characters' motivations and actions when they can sequence events. They can also follow the storyline and predict what will happen next.

Using dramatic play can enhance and reinforce literacy skills.

Great books + Dramatic Play = A Fun and Meaningful Learning Experience

Please take a look at some of these perfect picture books that can be used to dramatize story sequencing.

Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema

Man standing in grass surrounded by animals in the Savana.
Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain

The Mitten by Jan Brett

Woodland animals in the snow surrounding a mitten.
The Mitten

The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

A group of people chasing items that have been blown by the wind.
A Wind Blew

Jump Frog Jump by Robert Kalan

A snake, frog, turtle and fish at the pond.
Jump, Frog, Jump!

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

A friendly monster staring at a tiny mouse.
The Gruffalo

Going on a Lion Hunt by David Axtel

Two young girls in a field smiling.
We're Going on a Lion Hunt

The Three Little Pigs by DK

Three happy pink pigs.
The Three Little Pigs

The Parrot Tico Tango by Anna Witte

A colorful parrot carrying tropical fruit.
The Parrot Tico Tango

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