Snack: Teddy Grahams
make great little cookie snacks, especially when dipped in milk.
Props: teddy bear, shoe,
The better a young child is at listening
to words and acting them out, the better writer that child will someday become.
Anything that a child can do that is multisensory - using more than one sense
at a time - is a good brain-builder for the future.
Singing is the best of all communication
practice tasks. That's because when a child memorizes and sings lines to a
song, the child has to think about the words, say them correctly in the right
rhythm, move his or her pitch up and down the scale to hit the right musical
notes, and perform the actions - all at the same time.
Wow! There's a lot going on with one
simple little song. But that's what makes singing such a powerful literacy
Here's a familiar song that your child
can memorize, and sing and perform with actions, that combines thinking,
listening, pronunciation, speaking, singing and meaningful movement. Your child
can either have the teddy bear act out the song, or just hold one while
performing. Either way, it'll bring down the house: