Can I Play Too?

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This Month’s Book: Can I Play Too?
Our Cover to Cover Book of the Month for June is Can I Play Too?  by Mo Willems! 


Playing catch is so much fun, but it is possible without arms?  Can I Play Too? by Mo Willems takes you on a journey of trial and error to figure out a way to include snake in a game of catch.  While reading, focus on the how the characters are feeling  throughout the story and have a conversation about those feelings. “Look at snake, how does he feels when he thinks that Piggie and Gerald do not want to play with him? Why do you think he feels that way?”


Problem solving can be difficult , especially when our ideas aren’t working.  “Rolling with the waves” can make the process a little easier…and there’s a  song about it! Find the song  Roll With The Waves at this link:


Comprehension is a child’s understanding and interpretation of what they are reading. It’s an important early literacy skill and can be promoted by making predictions with our child as we read.  While reading, ask your child what they think will happen in the story.  “Do you think that throwing a lot of balls at once will help snake catch? Why?” There are no right or wrong answers, just beautiful conversations!



Playing catch is so much fun, but it’s not the only way to play with balls. Escape the heat and play indoors by allowing your child to throw a softer ball into a laundry basket or a bucket. Turn the laundry basket into a goal and allow them to kick the ball into the basket! The possibilities are endless!


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Share your experience with Can I Play Too? and be entered into a raffle to win next month’s C2C Book Club title! For example, you could:

  • Tell us about your child’s favorite part of the story.
  • Send a video of you sharing the book together.
  • Send a picture of you and your child playing ball!

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Be creative! We can’t wait to see what you loved about Can I Play Too?