Here’s how our week went by when “J” was our letter of the week. To be honest, though, it’s more “letter for two weeks” each time!(Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links. We will be earning a bit of commission when you purchase after clicking on a link. It will help us in maintaining this site. Thank you!)
Our “J” Books
- Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy Carlson White – a Before Five in a Row book
- The House That Jack Built? by Diana Mayo
- The Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter – it’s set in the jungle so it falls under “J” right?
- My Book House, Volume 1 by Olive Miller – a wonderful recent addition to our library; a series of books to be used from toddlerhood to the teenage years (and beyond!)
Our “J” Activities
Little Sir loooved Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? We basically did the same activities that his big sister and I enjoyed more than two years ago. It pays to have a blog to look back on! Games are just the best for getting a child’s attention and teach concepts too!
We enjoyed jumping over a candlestick like that eponymous boy in the nursery rhyme: Jack be nimble, Jack be quick. Jack, jump over the candlestick! Gross motor activities are important in a child’s day.
I also unearthed an unopened Kumon folding workbook and made a Jack-in-the-box. Check out the video. It’s so simple to do, great for fine motor skills, and fun to play with!
Our “J” Songs
- Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
- Jack and Jill
- Jelly in the bowl – listen here
What Else We Would have Love To Do
- Make jelly! A week before, we made some coffee and milk jelly, so it wasn’t a must-do anymore
AlphaBooks is a series here at The Learning Basket documenting ideas on how to gently introduce the alphabet to your child using books and simple activities. To read the start of the series, click here.