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Wordless books  "Beach Ball" or "Wave" and stargazing

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  • Wordless books “Beach Ball” by Peter Sis or "Wave" by Suzy Lee or Read/Listen to "Wave"
  • Have a child place on five index cards or small paper plates 1 to 5 star stickers. You will need 15 stickers. ( you can draw the stars also or use a star ink stamp)
  • Quickly flash the card and let the child say the number of stars without counting each star
  • This is a quick game to review the numbers 1 to 5


The goal is for a child to visually see the number of stars without counting and state that number aloud.  If child needs to touch and count the stars to be successful that is fine.  Practice holding up the different cards multiple times and see if the child begins to recognize how many stars are on the cards quickly and without counting.


Flash the cards to the child VERY quickly for them to tell you how many stars are on the card.

Enjoy the wordless books "Beach Ball" and/or "Wave" by each of you telling different stories about the pictures on the page. Encourage your child to share his storytelling of the pictures before the adult shares their story.


You are at the beach. What is the first thing you do?

Would you rather be an artist or a musician and why?


  • Wordless books  "Beach Ball" by Peter Sis or "Wave" by Suzy Lee or Read/Listen to "Wave"
  • five index cards or small paper plates
  • 15 star stickers/or can draw stars on the cards

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Star
  • Color - Purple
  • 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)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon"
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Wave" VIDEO
by Suzy Lee (Activity 7)

"Harold and the Purple Crayon". VIDEO
by Crockett Johnson (Activity 8)

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

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)

"Hello, My Name is Joe" VIDEO
by Ellen and Peter Allard (Activity 1)

"A - You're Adorable" VIDEO
by Sesame Street (Activity 4)

"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" VIDEO
by Ella Jenkins (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