This week we read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. To be honest my daughter wasn't very into the book this week. Anything with a bit of a story is too much for her attention span these days. Instead of expecting her to sit and read the book with me I let her get down and play when she was done but I kept reading. She liked hearing me read and started dancing everytime I read the line, "chicka chicka boom boom will there be enough room." It was a great adaptation for a one year old. She was still able to hear the story but didn't have to look at the pages as she heard me read it. I should have read it as she played with the alphabet sensory table. Next time :)
Then we followed the lesson plan and did an alphabet sensory table. We FINALLY had beautiful weather here in Virginia so I decided to take the sensory table outside and make it a water table!
I started off by letting her explore the water on its own.
Next I added some foam letters that I got from World Market at Christmas time. I've seen these at Walmart and other stores too.
As she pulled each letter out I sang the song I mentioned in last week's post. She loved it and danced along to the song.
|Happy and dancing :)|
We also had a lot of fun just playing in the water and exploring the water toys (all Dollar Tree finds).
|Maybe she will learn her letters by eating them???|
She ended the alphabet sensory table by throwing the letters onto the deck.
We also started focusing on one letter a day (like I mentioned in the lesson plan). Doing a letter a day is much more appropriate for her than all the letters at once. I put in a bowl the foam A, an a written on construction paper, an artificial apple, an actual apple, an angel, a photo of her friend Alison, a picture of an ant, and a picture of an apple. They were all things I had on hand. As she pulled each thing out I labeled it and focused on the a sound. My husband was home from work when we did this and we had a ton of fun trying to come up with A words to use in our conversation. We would describe what she was doing with A words and use them as he and I talked. Afterwards we called her Aunt Amy because it was A day and Amy starts with A! We thought it would be a fun addition :)
What type of sensory tub did you do? Anyone start a letter a day sensory tub?