Hop on Pop

Written by Dr Seuss

For ages 0 to 6

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This book is best for:
  • prepositions / location concepts
  • rhyming
  • speech sounds - /d/ word-final position
  • speech sounds - /p/
  • speech sounds - /t/ word-final position


Another charming book by Dr Seuss, introducing young children to the wonderful word of rhyme. Once children can recognise the words, they will discover they can read an array of new words by merely changing the first letter.

The repetitive use of basic and short vocabulary (CVC words) throughout Hop on Pop makes it ideal for targeting a variety of speech sounds (see the list below). The colourful and exciting illustrations closely match the text, thereby supporting children’s comprehension.
I also like to use this book to teach prepositions, such as in, on, up, down, as they are repeated a number times throughout the story, and the illustrations further reinforce the location concepts.

For more speech and language goals to target using Hop on Pop by Dr Seuss, see the list below.

Book Details

Story Plot: Repetitive Tale

  • animals

Speech and Language Targets

Speech Sounds:
  • /d/ - day, red, bed, Ned, Ted, Ed, sad, dad, bad, had
  • /k/ - cup, walk, talk, like, back, black, snack
  • /l/ - little, like, all, tall, small, ball, fall, wall, Will, hill, still
  • /ng/ - thing, sing, song, long
  • /p/ - pat, pup, pop, cup, up, hop, top, stop
  • /t/ - pat, sat, hat, cat, bat, that, sit, wet, get
  • negatives (no, don't, not)
  • irregular past tense verbs (sat)
  • prepositions (in, on, off, up, down)
  • action verbs (play, fall, sit, walk, eat, jump)
  • matching
  • labelling
  • describing
  • how (how can that be?)
  • where (where is Brown?)
  • descriptive concepts (tall, small)
  • location concepts (in, on, off, up, down)
Rhyme & Sound Awareness:
  • rhyme
Book Info

Published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2012 (ISBN: 9780007158492)

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