The Little Engine That Could
by Watty Piper
This classic story first published in 1930, is still one of the best selling children's books of all time. It's often one of the first books added to a baby's bookshelf and a popular baby shower gift. This book's messages are timeless.... believe in yourself... keep trying.
While there have been a number of different versions of the illustrations, the story has remained the same with each new publication. Your child will not only relate all the toys the train carries, but also to the problem and ensuing struggles the train encounters. Before the story is over both you and your child will be cheering for this little train's success.
Read the book to your child two to three times (if not more) over the course of a week. It's okay to read the book multiple times a day... we actually encourage it! Try to keep the days as close to one another as possible to ensure the most successful outcome.
It’s not just about reading the selected book numerous times. You should try to follow-up each reading with one of the activities provided on this page and/or the additional resources files.
It’s just that simple!
Ask these questions as you read or after each reading. Some of the questions are open-ended which can lead to valuable discussions. Take the time to listen and respect your child’s point of view.
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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald