1,000 Books to Kindergarten: I first heard of this program through a mommy group. It immediately appealed to my nerdy, teacher side.
Basically this program is a nonprofit organization promoting literacy for preschoolers. This program is adopted by libraries all over. The idea is to read 1,000 books to your little(s) before they enter kindergarten. ✨
If your local library participates, awesome! They may have incentives to offer along the way, a log for you to keep, and a photo op for when you reach each goal! I would encourage you to ask about it!✨
Our local libraries do not participate. Nerd alert 🚨I contacted the nonprofit, and they said that we could just do it on our own and let them know when we have finished!✨
So I ordered this journal from Amazon to keep a log of our books. I am glad I did because this will be a neat keepsake for our little family to look back on. I usually write the book title and add “with daddy” if my husband reads with Tate. I also log library Storytime as a book. You could also write “with grandma,” “big brother”, etc. There are activity pages in this journal for your little, geared for a toddler/preschool age. and you can add a picture of baby/toddler at the beginning of your journal and the end when you complete it! ✨
If you are feeling like, “how will I even keep up with this?” I hear ya, busy mom! One idea is to stack the books you read for the day and log at the end of the night or each morning. Or keep a quick record in your phone and then fill out your log when you’re ready. I usually leave our book with a pen in the living room or close by so it’s easy.✨
Let me know if I can help you get started on your 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten journey! 🤓💪🏼📚
Side note: If you want to see pages from the journal, leave a quick reply!
If you decide to order one, make sure the cover looks like this one. There’s a different book on Amazon that does not have the actual log! Happy Reading!
Continuing our theme on #Rainbow activities - Prepared this very simple activity this morning using the washable finger paints from @ogalalaworld 😍 I thought this wouldn't be intuitive and would require a demo but Kara figured out how to paint with the marbles (since she's seen how marbles work or any round object for that matter). She dipped them in the paint, placed each on the surface of the tray where the paper is, and started shaking the tray. This is one of those process art activities. As adults, we're so used to focusing on the end product and not enjoying and learning or unlearning things through the process. But, Dr. Montessori said it’s the process of learning that is to be enjoyed and savored. Too often we put the emphasis on the completed outcome of our kid’s paintings, drawings, but we forget that it’s the experience of painting, drawing, that matter most to our child’s development. They learn how things work, they move and they experiece. I even made a mistake and said "wow it's pretty". I swear, the hardest part in all this is being the #preparedadult - praise the effort, not the outcome so the child continues to be encouraged in whatever activity she does. This is a good mindset actually - I want to excel because I enjoy doing it (process-focused) vs. I want to excel for a prize (product-focused). #sensoryplay#marblepainting#ogalalaworld
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💃TERM 3 COURSE: Dance class💃
In Term 3, we are going to offer dance classes for kids aged from 2 to 6 years.
Children can promote physical fitness, emotional well being and their creativity through dance.
Our dance class will be run by Sandy. Sandy is a dance teacher, performer and choreographer. She studied Master of Arts at RMIT and graduated in 2011. .
To sign up, call us at ☎️0452354295 or contact us through Wechat (魔小方： Aoyou-International)
I’ve been questioning if God has been sending me down the right path lately or if he’s just up having a good laugh while I stumble around. I’ve been wondering what in the world is making him think that I’m in anyway prepared to go back to school but as we parked the bike last night and I turned around I saw my new school on the ground and know he’s got my back ❤️💛 #minnesotagopher#classof2020#theteacherbecomesthestudent
Year 1 length and capacity assessment revamp. All questions are recorded for struggling readers. The children can record their voices instead of writing and take photos of the things they measure. #bookcreator#assessment
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela⠀
Today is Nelson Mandela day. We pay respects to one of the greatest men. Change is what we need in the world. Education is power, growth and knowledge!⠀
How can you be the change?⠀
Let’s talk PUZZLES! These school holidays, Miss M has shown a keen interest in ‘real’ puzzles. Not like toddler puzzles where you simply place the right picture in the right place. The ones where you have to search for corner and edge pieces, and rotate the pieces around until they fit just right.
A great way to start for 4-5 year olds is with these personalised 12 pieces alphabet jigsaw puzzles from @bright.star.kids (the empty space you can see in the centre is where the child’s name goes). They can learn to recognise the letters of their name, practise the alphabet and a develop their spiral awareness skills all at the same time! #sponsored#brightstarkids
The Tangram Busy Bag is always a winner. Pair it with the downloadable Tangram Number Cards and your little one had 18 tangram puzzles to recreate!
PLUS the downloadable Tangram cards are currently 50% off!