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A tale from our core book pack

Dear Zoo

  • Read the story to your child
  • Encourage your child to lift the flaps
  • Together, have a guessing game – which animal is behind each flap?
  • Encourage your child to join in with the repeats – ‘I sent him back.’
  • Talk together about your favourite animals
  • Count together how many animals are in the story
  • Talk together about the meaning of the word ‘perfect.’
  • How does the story end?

Beyond Dear Zoo

  • Which animal would you like to have sent to you from the zoo?
  • Together, find out some facts about frogs.
  • Can you jump like a frog?
  • Can you pretend to be some of the other animals in the story?
  • Using the paper in the pack, draw your own animal under the flap

Useful Websites for Dear Zoo story


Youtube – Dear Zoo story

Oliver Thomas – Dear Zoo story

Youtube – We’re Going to the Zoo song