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  • Language Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills


Using toys for a memory game

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  • Place four small object on a table
  • Have a child close eyes/blindfold/or turn around and have the adult remove one object
  • Child guesses which object is missing
  • Repeat three times removing one of the four objects 


For the first turn, let the child remove an object and keep it hidden while the adult, who had closed his eyes, says aloud what object was taken.  An adult should point to the spot where the object was taken.  Next, have child close eyes, and an adult removes the same object the child had removed. Point to the spot where the object was removed and ask the child to name the object. Repeat in this manner for all four objects.  You could also begin by using only two objects and removing one of them.


Remove two of the four objects and see if the child can name the two objects.  Next, try removing three of the four objects and finally remove all four objects for the child to tell you the name of the objects. To increase the difficulty, add more objects. Try to see if you can get up to ten objects on the table. Challenge a child - not frustrate.


Do you have a favorite hiding spot in our home?

Can you tell me if you want to hide from somebody when you see them and why?


  • four small toys/objects (crayon, match box car, plastic figure, etc.)
  • blindfold/scarf 

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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". VIDEO
by David Carter (Activity 1)

"Head to Toe". VIDEO
by Eric Carle (Activity 10)

"Deep in The Swamp". VIDEO
by Donna Bateman (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: Favorite 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" VIDEO
by Pete Fountain (Activity 2)

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

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

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Sing/Say The Alphabet

(Activity 26 Month 5)


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