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When I Grow Up

Domain:

In this activity, you will read the book When I Grow Up by P. K. Hallinan with your baby. Reading this book with your baby gives them the opportunity to engage in the storytellingabout growing up.

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  • Developmental Step:

    Circle in the making (6 to 12 months)

    Age:

    Infant (Birth to 18 months)

  • Song:

    I Am Growing Up

  • Activity:

    When I Grow Up

Materials:

  • Song
  • Book When I Grow Up by P. K. Hallinan

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

  • Bonding and attachment
  • Memory
  • Imitation of simple actions
  • Communication and language development
  • Development of early literacy
  • Baby’s sense of “I can do it”

Key Developmental Facts:

  • At around 4-6 months, babies start to use their tongues to produce sounds like bah and dah-dah. Reciprocal babbling and communication between babies and adults enhances language development.

Importance of Activity:

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to listen and follow the story about what they could be when they grow up. Your baby is eager to learn about new things that they can do and discover. Reading to your baby and talking about growing up supports your relationship. Positive parent-child interactions are the building blocks for emotional and social development.

Suggested Dialogue:

  • I like this song about growing up!
  • Let’s look at this book. What do we see here on the cover?
  • There are different professions, one for each one of the letters!
  • When you grow up, you too can be a _______________________!
  • There are a lot of pictures in the book. Let’s read it together. You can help me flip the pages.
  • Look at you! You are sitting so nicely!
  • What do we have here? You see, this is an astronaut! Let’s try to sound it slowly A—S—T—R—O—N—A—U—T!
  • Maybe you want to be a doctor! Remember we went to see the doctor for your check up!
  • What does the doctor have here in the picture?
  • Your ___________ is a ___________________ too!

Instructions:

  1. Sit on a blanket on the floor with your child and face each other.
  2. Listen to the song“I Am Growing Up” with the baby while gesturing with the music.
  3. Show the book When I Grow Up – by P. K. Hallinan to your baby.
  4. See the baby’s reaction (Are they curious? Is the baby following you? Does the baby reach their hands to touch and grab the book?).
  5. Read the book to the baby and point out the pictures in the book to engage the baby. Stop every time to emphasize what the baby can do when they grow up.
  6. Pay attention how the baby reacts. Encourage the baby to babble and talk. Take turns and create a reciprocal conversation.
  7. Use the suggested dialogue to talk to your child. Talking to your baby is important to language development so they have the opportunity to hear you talk and listen.
  8. Try using your animated voice by using a different tone of voice and fluctuate its volume to engage your baby in the book.

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peaPod 2:4

When I Grow Up

Domain:

Developmental Step: Circle in the making (6 to 12 months)

Age: Infant (Birth to 18 months)

Song: I Am Growing Up

In this activity, you will read the book When I Grow Up by P. K. Hallinan with your baby. Reading this book with your baby gives them the opportunity to engage in the storytelling about growing up.

Materials

  • Song
  • Book When I Grow Up by P. K. Hallinan

Desired Outcomes

  • Bonding and attachment
  • Memory
  • Imitation of simple actions
  • Communication and language development
  • Development of early literacy
  • Baby’s sense of “I can do it”

Key Developmental Facts

  • At around 4-6 months, babies start to use their tongues to produce sounds like bah and dah-dah. Reciprocal babbling and communication between babies and adults enhances language development.

Importance of Activity

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to listen and follow the story about what they could be when they grow up. Your baby is eager to learn about new things that they can do and discover. Reading to your baby and talking about growing up supports your relationship. Positive parent-child interactions are the building blocks for emotional and social development.

Suggested Dialogue

  • I like this song about growing up!
  • Let’s look at this book. What do we see here on the cover?
  • There are different professions, one for each one of the letters!
  • When you grow up, you too can be a _______________________!
  • There are a lot of pictures in the book. Let’s read it together. You can help me flip the pages.
  • Look at you! You are sitting so nicely!
  • What do we have here? You see, this is an astronaut! Let’s try to sound it slowly A—S—T—R—O—N—A—U—T!
  • Maybe you want to be a doctor! Remember we went to see the doctor for your check up!
  • What does the doctor have here in the picture?
  • Your ___________ is a ___________________ too!

Instructions

  • Sit on a blanket on the floor with your child and face each other.
  • Listen to the song“I Am Growing Up” with the baby while gesturing with the music.
  • Show the book When I Grow Up – by P. K. Hallinan to your baby.
  • See the baby’s reaction (Are they curious? Is the baby following you? Does the baby reach their hands to touch and grab the book?).
  • Read the book to the baby and point out the pictures in the book to engage the baby. Stop every time to emphasize what the baby can do when they grow up.
  • Pay attention how the baby reacts. Encourage the baby to babble and talk. Take turns and create a reciprocal conversation.
  • Use the suggested dialogue to talk to your child. Talking to your baby is important to language development so they have the opportunity to hear you talk and listen.
  • Try using your animated voice by using a different tone of voice and fluctuate its volume to engage your baby in the book.

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