Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gotta Move: Noises in the Night

For summer, we grouped the babies, toddlers, and preschoolers into this multi-age, early literacy program. 

We asked the babies to sit in the front, and during the program, provided modified movements for caregivers to do for the babies.  For example, for Wee Willie Winkie, we encouraged the parents to move the babies' feet and lift and lower them on "upstairs" and "downstairs."

I introduced the program by saying, "Let's have fun, be active, and get ready to read!"

I used an iPad to project a sun, a sunset, and a moon scene on a screen (via a VGA adapter and VGA cable) as we repeated Wee Willie Winkie and changed the time on a toy clock from 8 to 9 to 10 o'clock. 

We used puppets/props along with physical/animal motions during Little Owl's Night.

I ended up using the cricket vs. grasshopper activity as my "waiting activity" -- waiting for everyone to come in and get settled before actually starting the program.