Skating (Gross Motor)
Indoor "skating" with song "12 Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman", K.265 (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
- Practice skating/sliding indoors by cutting 2 sheets of waxed paper slightly longer than child’s foot
- Being barefooted and on a non-carpeted floor works best for this “skating”
- Child places feet on the wax paper and without lifting feet, skates across the floor
- Play some music while child (you can join in....) skates. Use song "12 Variations on “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman"
- Sometime this month let child skate with real skates - roller skates, roller blades, or ice skates
When skating encourage child to alternate feet - sliding with right foot and then left foot.
Encourage child to come up with a "skating" routine that can be memorized and repeated for the family.
Curriculum Plan Resources
- Shape - Review
- Color - White
- Number - Eight, 8
- Alphabet Letters - W, N
- Senses - Taste
- Character Trait - Self-Control
- Target Words - Good-night, Sweet, Sour, Next
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)
by Margaret Wise Brown (Activity 14) (audio book available)
"Cars and Trucks and Things that Go"
by Richard Scarry (Activity 26)
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
(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.)