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Little Bear Story Suitcase

on April 8, 2014

Little Bear's Day

These two little board books featuring Jane Hissey’s Little Bear were favorites of one of my daughters.  Each time she looked at them, she wanted to help Little Bear with all of his activities.

“Time to give our teeth a brush. Storytime – now listen! Hush!”

As Michelle got ready for bed, so should Little Bear.

“Breakfast time, then time to play. I think I’d like to paint today.”


Little Bear Story Suitcase
This story suitcase provides all the necessary accessories for Little Bear’s day.


Listening to a book and then acting it out step by step teaches memory and sequencing skills – both important for future readers. Further open-ended play with the objects allows for development of creative thinking and imagination. Asking your child to tell you what Little Bear is doing develops language and communication skills. Besides, it’s just fun!

These books are no longer available in board format, but they are still available as  cloth books. We were lucky enough to find a stuffed version of Hissey’s Little Bear years ago, but any small teddy bear would do.

For more on Michelle’s thoughts about Little Bear, follow this link.

5 responses to “Little Bear Story Suitcase

  1. Little Bear looks so cosy in his suitcase – we’re huge fans of Jane Hissey’s stories 🙂

  2. I love that idea. My grandchildren would get a kick out of that. How creative you are.

  3. domain says:

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto
    a coworker who has been conducting a little research on this.
    And he actually ordered me lunch simply because I found it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!!

    But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this topic here on your site.

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