Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tot Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear
Brown Bear, Brown Bear is such a classic book for teaching animal names and colors. I found this as a board book at a book sale last summer. I have read this over and over to him in the last year. So a few weeks ago I decided to do some teaching along with reading. I chose to follow Tot School's idea for making a Tot Book. So I gathered my materials and made 3 different activities: matching head and tails, shape/animal book and number cards. I proceeded to read the book every day to my son during 5 days and incorporate some of the activities each day.
First we did matching. Shrade mostly wanted to throw the cards around, but by day 5 I played an actual matching game with him. He didn't take much to the number cards, but I let him play with them and talked about all the animal colors and pictures.