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I Can Play That

I Can Play That


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.



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    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
    • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
    • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
    • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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  • Format: Hardcover
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Childrens Pub
  • ISBN-13: 9780978934736
  • ISBN: 0978934733
  • Publication Year: 2011
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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