Cats in Hats! for 3-5 year olds

It’s me, Bibi.  Have you ever seen a cat in a hat?  I’ve never seen that.  Or a dish on a fish?  I only wish!  Rhyming is fun, and it helps you get things done.  If you’ve never tried, I think you should.  Rhyming helps you read, and reading is good!

Watch this video, download books to read together, and explore things to do with BookSpring. 

Books to Read Together 

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again. Discussion questions are available for each book. 


  • Gappu Can’t Dance 
    • Why can’t Gappu dance?
    • How would you feel if someone made fun of you like they did Gappu?
  • Chunchun’s Umbrella
    • What does Chunchun make her umbrella out of?
    • How would you make an umbrella?
  • Cow with One Horn
    • Which cow does the shepherd love the most?
    • How is the cow different from other cows?


  • Gappu No Puede Bailar
    • ¿Por qué no puede bailar Gappu?
    • ¿Cómo te sientes cuando alguien se burla de ti?
  • La Vaca de Un Cuerno
    • ¿Cual es la vaca favorita del pastor?
    • ¿Cómo es diferente la vaca?
  • El Paragua de Chunchun
    • ¿De que hizo su paragua Chunchun?
    • ¿De que harias tu paragua?

Things to Do Together

Talk: What are your favorite silly or nonsensical stories? 

Write: Sometimes authors make up silly words in their books. Can you make up a silly word? Try and think of a word together then make a list of other words that rhyme with it!

Move: “Hop” on “Pop”!(haga clic aqui por espanol) If you have bubble wrap lying around take turns hopping on it in order to pop all the bubbles together!

Play: Have a “Wacky Wednesday”! (haga clic aqui por espanol)! Inspired by the Dr. Seuss book “Wacky Wednesday”, go around your house and try to spot different things that could be considered wacky, or explore how you could MAKE things wacky! Maybe you put a little food coloring in some milk or draw a mustache on a mirror with some lipstick. Get more ideas from this blog (haga clic aqui por espanol)

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read and what you did.

  • Did you enjoy a new story together or reread an old favorite?
  • What is your favorite part about silly books and stories?
  • How can we bring more silliness into our family?

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Cats in Hats! for 3-5 year olds

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