I Can Play That is a delightful pretend play storybook written by Dr. Suzy Lederer, professor of speech/language pathology. It was written based on her experience that children need colorful stories to merge pretend play for learning with literacy. This book contains a CD-ROM with the story sung in both English and Spanish. I Can Play That's four sequencing stories, common to childhood pretend play, provide many activities for children to practice the important developmental skill of pretend play. These 4 stories within the book are based on research indicating the importance of pretend play for learning cognitive skills. Dr. Lederer provides tips for using the book in a fun way while providing entertainment. TIP #!: READ IT! Read The Tea Party over and over before switching to The Goodnight Game. Read The Goodnight Game multiple times before returning to The Tea Party. Children learn through repetition, repetition, repetition! As the stories become more familiar, children will participate more, feeling proud that they are really reading! You can also pop in the CD and listen to the story together.TIP #2: SING IT! Both stories in I CAN PLAY THAT can be sung to the tune of Here we go 'round the Mulberry Bush. Everyone can sing along with the music provided on the CD. Research suggests that melody fosters speaking and learning.TIP #3: PLAY IT! Bring your child's teddy and all the tea party or bedtime props to your story time. Have your child pretend along with the story. We all learn by doing! TIP #4: RETELL IT! Print the pictures from the CD-Rom, cut them into individual squares, and have your child color each one. Mix them up and ask your child to put them back into the proper sequence and retell the story. Retelling provides opportunities to practice organization skills and time words such as first, next, and then, and last.TIP #5: READ IT and SING IT in SPANISH! The CD provides a Spanish book and song version of I Can Play That. You can print and bind the pages to make your own book.