Friday, April 1, 2022
Which came first the chicken or the egg?
I am a firm believer in making accomodations that help children feel successful. This activity requires a hot glue gun and large box lid. Big box stores have boxes and lids etc. Glue a few dozen tops and bottoms of plastic eggs on inside of the lid. Give children the other halves and have them match by stacking the correct top and bottom and sizes together. No difficulty and low frustration for little ones who cannot yet connect the eggs. I "accidentally" drop them and say, "Oh no!" Charlie and Alex race to connect them.
Bought a wind up chick from the $1.25 store. Made a BINGO game and then let the boys wind up the chick and watch it hop down the alphabet eggs and predict in which letter it would stop. Then we discovered FOR SURE which letter it stopped on and we made the beginning letter sound. They don't know they are learning to read. They think they're having fun playing games with Nana.