September 24, 2013

Children's Books with Repetitive Lines

roundup of my fave children's books featuring repetitive wording

Books with repetitive lines are a great way to engage children with limited language skills. Kids begin to pick up on when the repetitive lines are coming and, especially with some prompting, will start saying them along with you. These special kinds of books are also great to teach children with apraxia, or for programming a switch or basic communication device for children using AAC. Here's a list of my favorite children's books that utilize repetitive lines. (I am not an Amazon affiliate, so don't hesitate to click on the links.)

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Eric Carle

But Not the Hippopotomus by Sandra Boynton

Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd

Today is Monday by Eric Carle
There's also a cute song that goes along with this book.
Warning: It will get stuck in your head for many days.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury

There are many versions of this book. I'm kind of partial to the version I linked to.
There are also tons of other seasonal versions of this story.

Jump, Frog, Jump by Robert Kalan

Now it's your turn! Shout out your favorite books with repetitive lines and I'll add them to the list!


  1. "Is Your Mama a Llama" by Deborah Guarino

    1. Great suggestion! I'll have to check that one out and refresh myself with that story :)