Monday, May 5, 2014

Wee Read - A Morning on the Farm

Early Literacy Tip of the Week:
Speaking to your baby up close will help her see the movements your mouth makes in order to produce sounds. -- Kt Paxton “Enhancing Language Development in Childhood”

Good Morning

Hello, How are You?

Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
And on his farm he had a cow
With a moo-moo here
And a moo-moo there
Here a moo
There a moo
Everywhere a moo-moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
(repeat using pig, chicken, and horse)

Open Shut Them

Book One
Hush, Little Horsie by Jane Yolen

The Shaker Hop
You put your shakers in,
You take your shakers out.
You put your shakers in,
And you shake them all about.
You do the shaker hop and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!
--Miss Mollie

Egg Shaker Song
A-Shake shake shake, A-Shake shake shake,
A-Shake shake shake shake - STOP!
If you have a pink egg,
shake your egg, shake your egg
If you have a pink egg shake your egg
(repeat with different colors)

start with the shakers low and move them up higher...
Do Re Me Fa Sol La Ti Do

I Wiggle My Fingers

Book Two
That’s Not My Pony by Fiona Watt

This Little Cow
This little cow eats grass
This little cow eats hay
This little cow drinks water
This little cow runs away
This little cow lies in the grass all day
Let's tickle, tickle, tickle her until she wants to play.

Rickety, Rickety Rocking Horse
--Babies in the Library by Jane Marino. Lanham, MD: The Scarecrow Press, 2003.

Read Together
Touch and Feel Farm by Julie Aigner-Clark

The More We Get Together