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4:1

Can You ______?

Domain:

In this activity, you will read a story with your toddler and practice animals’ soundstogether that they can make.

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  • Developmental Step:

    Circle of exploration (18+ months)

    Age:

    Toddler (18 to 36 Months)

  • Song:

    I Can Do It by Myself

  • Activity:

    Can You ______?

Materials:

  • Song
  • Book “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises” by Dr. Seuss
  • Different stuffed animals or other pictures of animals (in addition to those appear in the book)

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Communication and development of language
  • Development of early literacy
  • Sense of self worth --“I can do it” in the toddler Imitate and follow sounds and movements

Key Developmental Facts:

  • Language development takes place in the context of relationships. Infants imitate the sounds they hear adults use around them. By age 2, toddlers can usually use up to 50 words.

Importance of Activity:

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your toddler to listen and follow the story by responding, repeating and imitating sounds that animals make. Reading to your toddler and figuring out together the different sounds made by different animals provides them a sense of self-worth. Your toddler will connect the animal to their specific sound and realize that there are differences among the animals. Spending time with your toddler, communicating, interacting and turn taking establish the building blocks for social development as well as language development.

Suggested Dialogue:

  • Let’s look at this book. What do we see here on the cover?
  • Who is here in the picture? Yes! This is a _________! Can you make the sound ___________ make?
  • I can make this sound __________, can you?
  • When I grew up I had a little dog (show the dog in the book or in another picture). It was barking all day long. How did my dog bark? How did it sound?
  • What do we have here? Can you make the sound of this one?
  • You are so good in making animals’ sounds!
  • I like the way you hold the book and point to the different animals.
  • Let’s see if we can find more animals and make their sounds.
  • Let’s pretend that we are ______. Can we make the sound of this animal together?

Instructions:

  1. Sit on a blanket on the floor with your toddler, facing each other.
  2. Listen to the song “I Can Do It by Myself” with the toddler, and emphasize the things the child can do as presented in the song.
  3. Share the book Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You: Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises by Dr. Seuss with your toddler.
  4. Let the toddler hold the book to share in the reading of the story.
  5. Point to each animal as it appears in the book and ask your toddler to make the sound this animal makes.
  6. Ask your toddler to point to the animal as portrayed in the picture.
  7. Pay attention to how the toddler reacts and engages in this activity.
  8. Take turns speaking and create a reciprocal conversation to encourage the toddler to babble and talk.
  9. When you are done with the book, encourage the child to find additional animals among the stuffed animals or other pictures/books.
  10. Praise the toddler for identifying the animals and making their sounds.
  11. Use the suggested dialogue and be animated when talking with your child. These interactions are important so your toddler can hear you talk and listen to spoken language.
  12. End the activity by singing the song “I Can Do It by Myself” again, while dancing to the music with your child.

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peaPod 4:1

Can You ______?

Domain:

Developmental Step: Circle of exploration (18+ months)

Age: Toddler (18 to 36 Months)

Song: I Can Do It by Myself

In this activity, you will read a story with your toddler and practice animals’ sounds together that they can make.

Materials

  • Song
  • Book “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You: Dr. Seuss’s Book of Wonderful Noises” by Dr. Seuss
  • Different stuffed animals or other pictures of animals (in addition to those appear in the book)

Desired Outcomes

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Communication and development of language
  • Development of early literacy
  • Sense of self worth --“I can do it” in the toddler Imitate and follow sounds and movements

Key Developmental Facts

  • Language development takes place in the context of relationships. Infants imitate the sounds they hear adults use around them. By age 2, toddlers can usually use up to 50 words.

Importance of Activity

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your toddler to listen and follow the story by responding, repeating and imitating sounds that animals make. Reading to your toddler and figuring out together the different sounds made by different animals provides them a sense of self-worth. Your toddler will connect the animal to their specific sound and realize that there are differences among the animals. Spending time with your toddler, communicating, interacting and turn taking establish the building blocks for social development as well as language development.

Suggested Dialogue

  • Let’s look at this book. What do we see here on the cover?
  • Who is here in the picture? Yes! This is a _________! Can you make the sound ___________ make?
  • I can make this sound __________, can you?
  • When I grew up I had a little dog (show the dog in the book or in another picture). It was barking all day long. How did my dog bark? How did it sound?
  • What do we have here? Can you make the sound of this one?
  • You are so good in making animals’ sounds!
  • I like the way you hold the book and point to the different animals.
  • Let’s see if we can find more animals and make their sounds.
  • Let’s pretend that we are ______. Can we make the sound of this animal together?

Instructions

  • Sit on a blanket on the floor with your toddler, facing each other.
  • Listen to the song “I Can Do It by Myself” with the toddler, and emphasize the things the child can do as presented in the song.
  • Share the book Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You: Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises by Dr. Seuss with your toddler.
  • Let the toddler hold the book to share in the reading of the story.
  • Point to each animal as it appears in the book and ask your toddler to make the sound this animal makes.
  • Ask your toddler to point to the animal as portrayed in the picture.
  • Pay attention to how the toddler reacts and engages in this activity.
  • Take turns speaking and create a reciprocal conversation to encourage the toddler to babble and talk.
  • When you are done with the book, encourage the child to find additional animals among the stuffed animals or other pictures/books.
  • Praise the toddler for identifying the animals and making their sounds.
  • Use the suggested dialogue and be animated when talking with your child. These interactions are important so your toddler can hear you talk and listen to spoken language.
  • End the activity by singing the song “I Can Do It by Myself” again, while dancing to the music with your child.

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