August 7th: Book Sharing and Activities:
1. Read Goodnight Moon After listening to Goodnight Moon, have your child say goodnight to different people in their house and various objects in their room. For example, you can say, "Wow! The little bunny said goodnight to everyone in his room. Who can we say goodnight to?" and then wait for a verbal ("Mom", "Dad", "Bear", etc.) or nonverbal (points to different people or objects, looks at you) response from your child. Acknowledge what you child just said by smiling, nodding your head, and modeling/repeating who your child said goodnight to. For example, if your child pointed to their teddy bear, you may want to say, "Goodnight bear."
2. Activities (Choose one, two, or do all three)
1. Print multiple of the Star Patterns Worksheet in black and white. Then, have your child color the different stars with any color that they like, making sure there are two of each color. For example, 2 blue, 2 yellow, 2 orange, etc. While your child colors the stars, ask him/her to label the color that they are using. When all the stars are colored, have an adult cut each of the stars out. Then, have your child match each star by color. 2. Listen to the "Hey Diddle Diddle" song. Dance, and have fun! 3. Read Getting My Temperature Taken Story with your child. While you read this to your child, emphasize the importance of getting your temperature taken. Also continue to practice hand washing with your child. Use warm water, soap and sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice. This will help create good hand washing skills.
Have fun, and remember that any time during your everyday routine can be a learning moment for you and your child.
Stay happy and healthy.