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$12.00Mix up some fun in the kitchen$12.00Plan a picnic and see how much the children enjoy it … well, maybe not the bugs!$12.00Help children better understand the importance of bees$12.00Explore our green and jumpy summer friends$12.00Puppies, and Kittens, and Bears... Oh My!$12.00‘I Like Me’ Unit Book by Nancy Carlson I am unique ….. I am special ….. I am different, but I am the same …… These are things that are true for each and every one of us. The understanding of ‘self’ is central to how everyone sees and interacts with their world. Educators and parents know that an infant’s first awareness is of themselves and their needs. As they become toddlers and preschoolers, they become more comfortable in expanding their explorations to what is in their world. Supporting young children in developing a positive self-concept and self-esteem will help children feel confident in their ability to explore and conquer everything in their world! Through hands-on activities, children: • Practice writing words to describe their abilities and likes • Use their visual discrepancy skills to match different wallpaper patterns • Create a chart to explore similarities and differences in their group • Make a ‘Me!’ paper bag puppet Using I Like Me by Nancy Carlson as the book for this Repetitive Reading Unit is a great way for children to see all of the wonderful things to celebrate about themselves.$12.00Shapes Unit of Study Highlights Circles, triangles, and squares ….. Sometimes triangles in squares ….. Geometric patterns in fabric and on buildings ….. We can find different common shapes in many things in our daily lives. Learning about shapes is important in many areas of development and school-readiness. Being able to discern and differentiate shapes teaches children to be visually discriminate, a skill that is essential in learning to read and do math – children need to be able to differentiate between a ‘b’ and ‘d’, and ‘3’ and ‘5’. It also helps children develop descriptive vocabulary which assists in communicating, key to success in school and social situations. There are SO many learning activities that can be offered using shapes. In this Unit, some of the hands-on activities include: • Making a Shape Book • Becoming a Shape Detective • Creating Shape Art with puffy paint • Using play dough on Shape Mats Our world is full of shapes, some simple and some more complex. Helping children see these shapes can expand their mental horizons!$12.00Trucks are as busy as the children using them!$12.00The rumble of a garbage truck….. Dogs barking in the night….. Fireworks in celebration of the 4th of July…… Our world is full of different sounds – loud, soft and in between. Noise can be found all around us. We hear different things every day, from birds singing in the morning (early!) to the sounds of people coming home from work in the evening. Teaching young children to listen to and recognize the various sounds in their world is a skill that can help them stay safe as they grow up and go out into the greater world. This awareness of sounds not only helps keep us safe, but it also enriches our world. In this Unit, children explore sound and noise through hands-on activities by: • Taking a neighborhood ‘noise’ walk • Experimenting with sound using boxes, cans and tubs as drums • Building a wooden tower … until it comes crashing down • Making a noise maker for different celebrations Take the time to really listen and hear all of the beautiful sounds in our world.$12.00Children are growing, developing, and challenging what their bodies can do every day! The Summer Olympics provide a great example of how dedicated athletes come together with athletes from all over the world to celebrate their hard work and achievements. This can be a great time for children to think about their own physical fitness skills, and set goals to work towards fulfilling. Being physically fit is a goal we have for life-long success. Through hands-on activities, children:
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- Learn about the Olympics and the dedication it takes to be an Olympic athlete
- Use various tools to measure, weigh and time objects and activities
- Participate in their own Olympic Games complete with an Olympic Parade