Dig Dig Digging is ideal for children fascinated by vehicles and machines. Written in rhyme with a strong rhythm, it is a fun read aloud and great for joining in. The illustrations are bright and bold with lots to talk about.
Share the story
Read aloud Read the book aloud making sure children can see the illustrations as you read. Stop to talk about the pictures when children want to.
Join in When you read the book again encourage children to join in, they will pick up on the rhythm and enjoy remembering the names of the vehicles. Encourage them to emphasise the sounds the vehicles make. They might like to invent actions for digging, tipping, pulling and swooshing!
Talk about the story What are the different vehicles used for? Talk about their functions. Look at the final page together; can children spot all the different vehicles in this night time scene?
Can children think of any other vehicles not included in the book? Children might suggest police car, ambulance or motor bike. What sorts of sounds might these make?