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Reading "The Monster At The End of This Book" and give positive reinforcement

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  • Give a child positive reinforcement when playing nicely or behaving well.  Positive reinforcement or praise is given when deserved.
  • Give a realistic compliment and explain why the compliment is being given.  For example, “The way you picked up your toys the first time I asked, makes me very happy and now we have time to do something extra.”
  • Try for a compliment each day
  • Read the book “The Monster at the End of this Book" by Jon Stone


Have child actually do the turning of the pages in the book "The Monster at the End of this Book".


Chat about what a child thinks are monsters and what they look like.  Ask what types of objects or people make a child happy.  Ask what types of objects or people make a child scared or afraid.  Talk about what things are real (thunder, sirens, etc.) and things that aren't (monsters, fairies, etc.)


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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Star
  • Color - Violet
  • Number - Review
  • Alphabet Letters - S, V
  • Senses - Touch
  • Character Trait - Respect
  • Target Words - Hot, Soft, Above, Below

Monthly Proverb

Scottish-He that is wise can make a friend of a foe

Did You Know?

"The foundations of social competence that are developed in the first five years are linked to emotional well-being and affect a child’s later ability to functionally adapt in school and to form successful relationships throughout life." National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

Books to Read

"The Monster At The End of This Book"
by Jon Stone (Activity 13)

"Beach Ball"
by Peter Sis (Activity 7)

"Mouse Paint"
by Ellen Stoll Walsch (Activity 8)

Music Playlist

"A - You’re Adorable"
by Perry Como Album The Very Best of Perry Como (Pop)(Activity 4)

"Hello, My Name is Joe"
by Ellen and Peter Allard Album Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2 (Children) (Activity 1)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
by Ella Jenkins Album Early Early Childhood Songs (Children) (Activity 3)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Nursery Rhyme

(Activity 26 Month 7)

Star light, Star bright

Star light, Star bright

I wish I may, I wish I might

Have the wish I wish tonight