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  • Language Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills

Sight

Read "Head to Toe" and practice recognizing pictures, words and numerals

Instructions Printer-Friendly

  • Read the book “Head to Toe” by Eric Carle or Read/Listen here
  • Ask the child to get the remaining two reading books for this month

                   1) "AlphaBugs: A Pop Up Alphabet Book" by David Carte or Read/Listen here

2) " Deep In The Swamp" by Donna Bateman or Read/Listen here

  • In each of the books let the child find a “picture”.  The child will locate three separate pictures
  • Next, ask the child  to find a “word” in each of the three books
  • Finally, have the child  find a “numeral” in each of the books
  • Reinforce how they use their eyes to “see”

Simplify

First, let the adult point to a "picture" in the book and then let the child find a different picture.  Next, the adult points to a "word" in the book and let the child find and point to a different word.  Finally, point to a "numeral" in the book and let the child discover another numeral in the book. (look for page numbers) 

Extend

When the child has found any word, numeral, and picture, you can be more specific.  Ask the child to find a specific numeral (1, 2, 3, or 4), then a specific picture in the book and finally an actual word (can, you, the, and, etc.)

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

Can you name an animal and share an action that animal does that wasn't in the book "From Head to Toe"?

How do you think animals communicate?

Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Rectangle
  • Color - Orange
  • Number - 1-4 Review
  • Alphabet - O, U
  • Senses - Sight
  • Character Trait - Responsibility
  • Target Words - Under, Up, Down, Tall

Monthly Proverb

Yiddish- If each person sweeps in front of his own door the whole street is clean

Did You Know?

"The brain builds itself in response to the child’s experiences. Brain circuits that the child uses in daily life are strengthened. Those that the child doesn’t use fade away. "

National Research Council From Neurons to Neighborhoods, 2000 

Books to Read

"AlphaBugs: A Pop Up Alphabet Book"
by David Carter (Activity 1)

"Deep In The Swamp"
by Donna Bateman (Activity 22)

"Head to Toe"
by E. Carle (Activity 10)

"AlphaBugs: A Pop Up Alphabet Book"
by David Carter Video (Activity 1)

"Head to Toe"
by Eric Carle Video (Activity 10)

"Deep in The Swamp"
by Donna Bateman Video (Activity 22)

Music Playlist

"When The Saints Go Marching In"
by Pete Fountain, Album: Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? (Jazz) (Activity 2)

"Go, Flush, Wash, Dry"
by Martin Kerr, Album: Favourite Songs from the Family Learning House (Children) (Activity 24)

"The Noble Duke of York"
by Susan McRae, Album: Barney’s Song Book - 16 Favourites for Kids (Children) (Activity 15)

"When The Saints Go Marching In
by Pete Fountain Video (Activity 2)

"The Noble Duke of York"
by Barney's Magical Musical Adventure Video (Activity 15)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Sing/Say The Alphabet

(Activity 26 Month 5)

ABCDEFG   HIJKLMNOP  QRSTUV  WXYZ 

Now I’ve said my ABC’s, Next time won't you sing with me.