Being able to read or listen to a story requires a lot more than saying or listening to words on a page. Reading/listening to a story in a meaningful way, requires something much more…..comprehension. In short, reading comprehension is being able to make meaning of text. One very important strategy for helping to develop reading comprehension is by making connections between the text (story) & self (your tot) so when you read stories together make an effort to point out or ask questions based on similarities or differences between the story line and your tot’s life. And…… when you get the opportunity, make your own story books starring your tot and your family! Your child will love to read these stories independently (and will be able to read them, because the link between the text and self is so strong).
On alternating Fridays I blog about the final activity of our current theme
This week’s Theme:Bedtime
Activity Description: Make a personalized going to bed book describing your bedtime routine
This Activity’s Main Area of Development: Language, creative, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, social, emotional
O&M’s Ages (at the time of posting this): 2 years + 5 months
Lets get started!
- Plan out your going to bed book! (Brainstorm with your little one)
Here’s what we came up with:
- Have a bath
- Put on our PJ’s
- Brush our hair
- Brush our teeth
- Read a story
- Kiss good-night
- Get tucked in & sing a lullaby
- Have sweet dreams!
- Take pictures for your going to bed book!
- Make/find a book template and insert your pictures! (The template below is included in the Leaping Lilies curriculum)
- Enjoy reading your Going to Bed Book for months/years to come! (We have made a few books together that we enjoy reading over and over)
P.S….this has recently become a part of our bedtime routine!!! Anybody else have to do this??
Have a great weekend, we’ll see you on Monday with a new theme and lots more fun learning!