With its beautiful illustrations, descriptive language and clever use of rhyme, children are invited to imagine, interact and engage with I have a Magic Ball, with new ideas at every page turn.

When children engage in conversation and positive interactions, they are motivated to listen and learn language. Books can be a conversation that connect written words to our spoken words. The better the conversational skills, the easier it will be for children to understand what they read later.

1, 2, 3...Lets Play!


With your copy of the book at hand, grab a ball - any ball, invite one or many children to join.

Make sure you are in a comfortable space, ready to take turns and catch the ball.


Take turns passing the ball and encourage everyone to react to each transformation.

Engage as the ball progressively changes temperature, smell, texture and movement.


Just because the pages end, doesn’t mean the game does!

Keep your child’s imagination flowing by continuing the ball game without the book. Download our activity sheet and submit your creative ideas for others to enjoy.

About Nisrine

Nisrine El-Choueifati is a speech pathologist working in Sydney, Australia, and, as a tri-lingual child, she was able to enjoy stories in French, Arabic and English. Nisrine has always believed that when children enjoy interactions with books, they will be motivated to learn language. 

Nisrine’s passion for early language and literacy lead her to complete a research masters where she developed and implemented a program for preschool educators and families to build language and literacy for all children within everyday activities.


Parent and educator reading and activity guide

You will find 13-pages of ideas for how you can use “I have a magic Ball” to develop descriptive vocabulary, literacy, social interaction, imagination, science, and movement skills in children.


Imagine and draw your own character

This activity sheet invites children to imagine and draw their own character from the story. Children can be encouraged to describe their character using their senses, for example, what does it look, smell, sound, feel, taste like?


Using your senses - mind map

This mind map helps children to create and describe and using their all their senses. Adults can write the words on the mind-map and model it in a sentence.


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