Goodness me! We have come to the last day of the entire Clever Clovers curriculum! It has been a wonderful 3 months – thank you for sharing in on our experiences! I have had several emails from our readers asking when the next program, Reaching Roses, will be ready for purchase. I apologize, but it is not quite ready for publication yet! I am going to release it in two parts (because this stage of developmental growth is 6 months long; 18-24 months). Some of you don’t need 6 months of activity plans, so I am going to release it in two, 3 month packages. The first package will be ready ASAP…. and I will start the Reaching Roses program with my girls on Monday. I am looking forward to working with a new set of skills and objectives.
On alternating Fridays I blog about our final activity (starring my twin babies)
This week’s Theme: Basic Shapes
Activity Description: Go on a photo scavenger hunt in your neighbourhood to find shapes. Take at least 4 pictures of each shape and make a “My Neighbourhood Shapes” book with the pictures you take.
This Activity’s Main Area of Development: Language, cognitive, creative, gross motor, fine motor, social
O&M’s Ages (at the time of posting this): 18 months + 1 week
1. As a precursor to the project, I explained that we would go for a walk and try to find shapes so we can take pictures of them.
2. Off we went! As we walked, I pointed out shapes to reiterate what our purpose was. From then on I would ask, “Can you find a triangle?, for example. It ended up being that I pointed out all of the shapes we found (except for one). They would repeat what I said and sometimes trace the object with their fingers. They really enjoyed interacting with the objects (though sometimes it wasn’t possible).
Stars: (we only found two so I will add a couple of pictures from our home)
3. Now it’s time to make the book (P.S. This template I made is provided in the curriculum. Just add your own pictures!) Visit our shop!
4. Last but not least, print, laminate, staple and enjoy reading it together!
…Near the beginning you will see M patting her head (she’s communicating that in the picture she is wearing a hat) also she starts saying “beep beep”, this is indicating that she sees the pedestrian crossing button that she pressed and heard a “beep”. O quite enjoyed the book also but was not keen on the video camera so you don’t see much of her.
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