Free resources for Pete the CatIn my last post I shared the amazing freebies available at the library. The freebie theme continues with the “Pete the Cat” series created by James Dean and Eric Litwin.

This series of books is a lot of fun. The images are bright and colorful. Pete takes us on some fun adventures.

Best of all, there are a great array of  freebies to go with the books. From videos, to print outs, to songs to download, the Pete the Cat page at Harper Collins is a parent, therapist, and educators  friend.

During my recent visit, I was able to snag a copy of “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.” This book is a fun way to introduce subtraction to a child. With the “groove” of the button statement, it would easily lend itself to adding music. Check it out: 


Add musical elements to this book by:

  • clapping a beat to the button groove
  • creating a rhythm track on an ipad or with instruments for the button groove
  • assign instruments for the buttons and the pop (This will work on impulse control)
  • create a simple melody to sing with the button groove

I hope you enjoy this “singable” book. What other ideas do you have for “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons”?

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