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Hearing

Sing " Old MacDonald Had A Farm" and create a child's own "megaphone" 

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Next:

  • Use the empty paper towel roll from Activity 21 Month 8 - this will be the childs "megaphone" or any empty toilet or paper towel roll
  • Play an echo game.  You say a letter name and child says letter name through the megaphone.  Use all the letters you have introduced: A, E, O, U, B, F, C, R, D, M, G, S, V, H, and P.  
  • Next play echo game using letter sounds. You say a letter sound and child says letter sound through the megaphone. Use short vowel sounds - A, E, O, U and B, F, C, R, D, M, G, S, V, H, and P 
  • Finally, try saying a letter name and let child respond with letter sound through the megaphone -  A, E, O, U and B, F, C, R, D, M, G, S, V, H, and P 
  • Let child repeat each phrase into the megaphone.... 
  • This is my speaking voice. (child speaks normally)  
  • This is my quiet voice. (spoken in a whisper)  
  • This is my loud voice (spoken loud or as a yell)  
  • This is my singing voice (sung)

Extend

EXTEND

If child can recite letter sounds and names, point silently to a letter on an alphabet chart or placemat (can write a letter on a piece of paper) and ask child to tell you the letter name and it's sound

Materials

  • "megaphone" from Activity 21 Month 8 or any empty paper towel or toilet paper roll
  •  song "Old MacDonald Had A Farm" by Countdown Kids album 100 All Time Favorites

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Heart
  • Color - Review
  • Number - Six, 6
  • Alphabet Letters - H, P
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Honesty
  • Target Words - Good-by, Many, Match, Why

Monthly Proverb

If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

Did You Know?

"Children with below average language skills can make rapid improvements if their parents take simple steps to change the way they interact with them." University of Sydney

Books to Read

"Museum ABC"
Activity 11

"My Very First Book of Shapes"
by Eric Carle (Activity 2)

"Big Red Barn"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
by Countdown Kids Album 100 All Time Children’s Favorites (Activity 10)

"Salve Regina - Antiphona (tonus monasticus) in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginias"
Album Salve Regina Gregorian Chant by Benedictine Monks of the Abby of Saint-Maurice & Saint-Maur, Clervaux (Activity 21)

"You’ll Be In My Heart"
by Phil Collins Album Tarzan (Movie Soundtrack) (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Up Down Turn Around

(Activity 14 Month 8)

Up, down

Turn around.

Touch the sky,

And touch the ground.

Jiggle tummy,

Blink your eyes, 

Blow a kiss, 

And say “good-bye “

I Need To Be Honest

(Activity 13 Month 8)

I need to be honest

  My mom and dad say

And telling the truth

  Is just one way!

 

Why be honest

I ask mom and dad.

You will feel your best

When the truth is always said.