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There is a tendency to reach for fictional titles for young children when choosing books, but try adding in nonfiction titles to introduce children to concepts and background knowledge needed for future learning. Sometimes, these titles are longer than a child is ready for, but there are ways to work around that. In the book, Seeds Move, we shared the story displayed in larger text, but did not read the smaller print text. In a one on one setting, this strategy can be adapted to an individual child's developmental level. Don't feel you need to read every word on the page.
Songs & Activities
(sung to the tune of "Are You Sleeping")
Red & juicy, red & juicy,
Nice & sweet, nice & sweet,
Dripping on your fingers, dripping on your fingers,
Good to eat, good to eat!
1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Watermelons
1 little, 2 little, 3 little watermelons,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little watermelons,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little watermelons,
10 little watermelon seeds.
(Try repeating this song backwards for an added challenge)
It's time to say hello.
It's time to say goodbye
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