Reading and Thinking
Read selections from book "My Very First Mother Goose"
Month 9 · Activity 26 · Surprise
- Acting out nursery rhymes
- Ask the child if they understand the term “Mother Goose”. Mother Goose is used for a collection of nursery rhymes written by different writers over many years
- Select together seven nursery rhymes to read aloud
- Find the rhyme “Jack and Jill” in “My Very First Mother Goose” book and read aloud
- Print out the nursery rhyme “Jack and Jill” from this month or write it on a piece of paper while child is watching
- Let child circle the letter J (there are 4 J’s in the rhyme)
- Ask child to say another word that begins with the “J” sound (jet, job, Jake, jelly bean, jam, jelly, jail, jaw, Jack-o-lantern, jazz, jog, etc.)
- Encourage child to think of seven words that begin with “J”. Give clues -
Fast airplane that flies in the sky (jet)
A food that is sweet that you spread on bread (jam or jelly)
A way to move your body that is faster than a walk but not as fast as a run (jog)
A body part on your face under your nose (jaw)
A type of work that adults have (job)
When it is cold outside, I like to wear this (jacket)
This is an animal that lives in the jungle and runs very fast (jaguar)
- Give child a plastic bucket/container and together recite the poem while acting out the rhyme. Choose who will be Jack and who will be Jill
- Ask child to think of another nursery rhyme to act out (Humpty Dumpty, Jack Be Nimble, etc.)
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.
Introduce child to only one nursery rhyme - Jack and Jill
Encourage child to memorize the poem, "Jack and Jill"