Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Story Mix for Three to Six: Blocks and Bunnies

Everyone at Story Mix loves toys!  This week's toys are those imaginative blocks and cuddly bunnies. Using motions and actual toys when singing the song and playing the game below, you'll be helping your child learn important concepts. Different kinds of playtime help children learn about language.   Playing also helps children understand that written words stand for real objects and experiences.  The more language experiences children have, the more words they learn.  So bring out those blocks and bunnies for a fun learning extravaganza!

The Goodnight Song
At night I see the twinkling stars
And a great big smiling moon.
My mommy tucks me into bed
And sings a good-night tune.   
The Block Rhyme Game (Using wooden blocks or another toy, you can make this an interactive song!)
1 block, 2 blocks, 3 blocks in a row
4 blocks, 5 blocks, 6 blocks – up they go
7 blocks, 8 blocks, 9 blocks going high
10 blocks, 11 blocks, 12 blocks – oh my!
Tumble! Rumble! Blocks in a jumble!    

Take a look at these books we read this week in Story Mix:

A Boy and His Bunny by Sean Bryan
One morning, a boy wakes up with a rabbit on his head and, although his mother is skeptical, he soon discovers that he can be fed, ride a bobsled, and even look cool with a rabbit on his head.
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Jack the Builder by Stuart J. Murphy
A story about blocks and building introduces the math skill of counting on, an important step toward mastering addition. 
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How Will I Ever Sleep In This Bed? By Della Ross Ferreri
A child's new bed feels big and lonely until it gets filled up with stuffed animals. 
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Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
After Trixie and daddy leave the laundromat, something very important turns up missing.
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