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  • Language Skills
  • Social Skills

First Name

Listen to song "Alphabet Medley" while learning to recognize child's name

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  • Listen to song “Alphabet Medley
  • Using a washable marker, write child’s name on forearm 
  • Write each letter of name on inside thumb and fingers beginning with left thumb so child will see letters with palms face up. You may use both hands
  • Ask child to wiggle the correct finger when you say aloud a letter in his name.  For example, if name is Carly, "C" would be written on left thumb, "a" on index finger, "r" on middle finger, "l" on ring finger, and "y" on little finger.  If you say the letter "a" child should wiggle their index finger and if you say the letter "C" child should wiggle their thumb, etc. 


  • Song "Alphabet Medley" by Sharon, Lois & Bram from album "Sing A to Z"
  • washable marker

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - White
  • Number - Eight, 8
  • Alphabet Letters - W, N
  • Senses - Taste
  • Character Trait - Self-Control
  • Target Words - Good-night, Sweet, Sour, Next

Monthly Proverb

Dutch - A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains

Did You Know?

" Approximately two-thirds of parents surveyed would like information about ways to support children’s early reading and school readiness skills, ways to help children’s social-emotional development and how to use positive discipline." Washington Early Learning System

Books to Read

"Black and White Rabbit’s ABC"
by Alan Baker (Activity 9)

"Goodnight Moon"
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 14) (audio book available)

"Cars and Trucks and Things that Go"
by Richard Scarry (Activity 26)

Music Playlist

"Alphabet Medley"
by Sharon, Lois & Bram Album: Sing A to Z (Activity 1)

12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman” K.265 (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star) Mozart"
by George Szell; Cleveland Orchestra Album: Mozart: Piano Concertos K. 467 & 537; Variations K.265 (Activity 20)

"10 Crunchy Carrots"
by Charlotte Diamond Album: 10 Carrot Diamond (Activity 6)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Singing Time

(Activity 23 Month 10)

I wake up in the morning early 

And always the very first thing  

I poke up my head and I sit up in bed 

And I sing and I sing, and I sing.

 (This poem was memorized and recited each morning in our family.  Use this poem or find your own for your wake-up routine.)