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Hearing

Read "Museum ABC" and  play hide and seek with a whistle

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  • Read the book “Museum ABC” by Metropolitan Museum of Art or Read/Listen here 
  • Chat about how it is important to hear what is being read from books so you can learn
  • Using a whistle, you are going to play hide and seek!
  • Ask the child to close eyes (put the child in closet, blindfold, etc.) while you hide with the whistle
  • The person hiding brings the whistle, and once hidden starts blowing the whistle 
  • The child opens eyes when the whistle is heard
  • The child follows the sound of the whistle to discover your hiding place
  • Trade places with the child letting them blow the whistle and you find them

*Be creative about alternatives if you don't have a whistle. Try a tambourine, clapping hands, pan with a spoon, etc..

Simplify

Using the book "Museum ABC", sing the alphabet song very slowly while pointing to each of the alphabet letters in the book.

Extend

All of the pictures in the book are displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Explain that a museum is a place for people to look at pictures and other items that are put on display. Each letter of the alphabet has four pictures in the book that were painted by a different artist. If using the Read/Listen book, pause the video to look at the pictures.  Ask the child if there is a favorite picture for each letter of the alphabet that they like among the four pictures. 

Read the book "Matthew's Dream" by Leo Lionni which is a story about Matthew visiting a museum or Read/Listen here

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

Who is your favorite storybook character and why?

Would you rather be an adult your whole life or a kid your whole life and why?

Materials

  • Museum ABC” by Metropolitan Museum of Art or Read/Listen here
  • whistle/kazoo or something else creative like clapping hands, tambourine, humming, etc.

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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"
by Metropolitan Museum of Art (Activity 11)

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

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

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

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

"Museum ABC" VIDEO
by Metropolitan Museum of Art (Activity 11)

Music Playlist

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

"SalveRegina - 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)

"Old MacDonald Had a Farm" VIDEO
by Countdown Kids 100 Silly Songs (Activity 10)

'SalveRegina - Antiphona (tonus monasticus) in Honorem Beatae Mariae Virginias" VIDEO
by Benedictine Monks of the Abby of Saint-Maurice and Saint -Maur, Clervaux (Activity 21)

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

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Up Down Turn Around

(Activity 14 Month 8)

Up, down

Turn around.

Touch the sky,

And touch the ground.

Wiggle fingers

Wiggle toes

Wiggle shoulders

And say "hello"

Up, down

Turn around

Touch the sky,

And touch the ground.

Pat your belly

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.