‘Marshmallow Kisses’ Unit
Book by Linda Crotta Brennan
Picnics and lemonade …..
Blanket forts …..
Beach balls and sand castles ……
‘Marshmallow Kisses’ brings these great summer memories back to us!
Infants, toddlers and preschool children are all developing memories of the events and activities they experience every day. This memory development helps in their cognitive growth and development. As children develop memories, they become more conscious of things around them, helping them to acquire knowledge of their world, and to become who they are.
“When you put together all these different modes of remembering — intellectual, practical, and autobiographical — the awesome role that memory plays in our lives becomes apparent. We are who we are largely because of what we can remember.”
Reading this book can help create and trigger memories, as do the activities included in the Unit. Through hands-on activities, children:
• Create stories of their summer memories
• Use common summer items to practice counting sets and complete easy numerical equations
• Make Styrofoam prints of summer memories
The early years in a child’s life are the perfect years for creating lasting memories!