The Dot

Our words are polar bear, jab, frame, blank. Talk about the words with your child. The words come from the book The Dot. Watch the video to listen to the book and words.

Polar bear

A polar bear is a large white bear that lives in the Arctic (near the North Pole).

Talk with your child about what polar bears eat or why they might be white.

Dots jabbed on paper

To jab is to poke at something. In the book, the girl jabs with a marker to make dots on a blank piece of paper.

Blank piece of paper

Blank means empty.


A frame is something you put around art or a photo.

Can your child jab a blank paper with a marker to make a work of art? Draw a homemade frame around your child’s masterpiece!

Thank you for all you do!