We took the bus and went around town last week. Care to take a peek at our adventures as we followed our friends in The Big Green Pocketbook?
MAPS AND BOARD GAME Little T had so much fun that she asked to play the Around the Town game again and again. I made different maps for her too. First I made some crude drawings so she could trace our route with her green pencil. Then I had her write the sequence of our trip in letters because she doesn’t know how to write numbers yet. Finally, I made this simple and very easy-to-make matching board game: pick an object card and place it on where it was received or done.
DRAMATIC PLAY We are going out to a real mother-and-daughter day out to visit the real versions of our pretend places, sans the bus ride. But whether we go or not, our numerous “stagings” of this Before Five in a Row book have already enriched our reading experience and gave Little T the opportunity to practice her social, language, and social skills. For more about the importance of pretend play, I always refer to this article at the Scholastic website.
It was a truly enjoyable week that had us ladies “going out” each time we picked up The Big Green Pocketbook .
|Giant Jigsaw Puzzle of a Bus|
The Big Green Pocketbook by Candice Ransom
A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman
The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
I Lost My Dad by Taro Gomi
Olivia and the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer
A red Hello Kitty pocketbook
Kindermusik Away We Go Home CD
Fisher Price’s Ice Cream Scoops of Fun