* Story: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Williems.
* Age: 2.5
* Activities/ Experiences:
1. Practicing decision-making skills, creating a coloring book.
--------------------1. After reading this funny story, we made a coloring book together, in a game-like fashion. --Initially came up with this idea as a chance for K to practice decision-making, as selections have become quite a challenge lately, I tell ya! (This morning, for instance, there she was. Looking back & forth between two towels... For an eternity... Tapping her cheek... "Hmm, let me think..." Just to select the perfect one to wipe spilled tea!) --So decision-making was the main objective, but a great experience for fine motor, language, number & letter recognition, sequencing, & creativity skills too.
|To begin, I printed off a couple Mo Williems characters,|
among other illustrations, and placed two pictures
in each of four manilla envelopes.
|To highlight the decision-making aspect of this activity,|
K was presented the envelopes one at a time to select between
the two pictures. --And was excited to open her "presents!"
|After a little deliberation & lots of "Hmm let me think,"|
she taped her first selection on the paper I'd bound together.
Then repeated the process with each envelope,
creating a nice little story by the end of envelope #4.
Page 1 options:
|Elephant and piggie|
|ate a banana|
|ate a strawberry|
Page 3 options:
|on a bus|
|on an airplane|
|in the rain.|
|in the sunshine.|
Her final story = "The pigeon ate a banana on an airplane in the sunshine."
|After all the decisions were taped in,|
we had a fun book to read & color.
"I made this book," K keeps saying,
and enjoys playing teacher with it!
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Lots of creative mums!!