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5:2

Are You A ___________?

Domain:

In this activity, your toddler will learn about what makes them special while making abooklet with you called “Are You _________?”.

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  • Developmental Step:

    Circle of Autonomy (24+ months)

    Age:

    Toddler (18 to 36 Months)

  • Song:

    It’s Great To Be Me

  • Activity:

    Are You A ___________?

Materials:

  • Song
  • Book “Are You a Cow?” by Sandra Boynton
  • Large papers
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Scissors
  • Magazines
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Photo copy of your toddler

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Communication and language development
  • Development of early literacy
  • Sense of self-worth in the toddler
  • Turn taking
  • Fine-motor skills

Key Developmental Facts:

  • At this age, toddlers use a higher level of pretense in their play. This involves pretending that an object is something different than what it is (for example, a basket is a crib) and/or pretending to be something or someone else (such as Superman or a dog).

Importance of Activity:

  • In doing this activity, you will engage your toddler in conversation about things that they are and are not. Your toddler is eager to learn more about themselves and what makes them special. It is important to support the toddler’s experiences as being independent and able to recognize what makes them great! Doing this activity together will strengthen your relationship by talking and highlighting the special things about your toddler.

Suggested Dialogue:

  • Let’s look at this book. What do we see here on the cover?
  • There are a lot of pictures in the book. Let’s read it together. You can help me flip the pages.
  • What happens here in this picture?
  • I like the way you hold the book and point to the different pictures.
  • The title of the book is “Are You A Cow?” Let’s make our “Are You A ________?” book.
  • Let’s see what can we find in these magazines.
  • What do we see here? Would you like to cut this picture off the magazine?
  • Let see, how many pictures do we have here?
  • Let’s see what is in each one of the pictures. Can you tell me?
  • You are making a booklet and on each page we are going to glue one picture and ask: Are you a _______?”
  • Let’s see how you can decorate your booklet.

Instructions:

  1. Listen to the song “It’s Great to be Me!” with the toddler, while highlighting the things that make your toddler great.
  2. Share the book “Are You a Cow?” by Sandra Boynton with your toddler.
  3. Let the toddler hold the book to share in the reading of the story.
  4. Make sure to point to each picture as appears in the book and ask your toddler to tell you what happens in it.
  5. Say: “Let’s make our own booklet!”
  6. Arrange the materials so your toddler is able to use and work with them.
  7. Say: “Let’s find pictures of items, people, and animals in these magazines.”
  8. Say: “You can choose any picture and let us glue it in this booklet.”
  9. Pay attention to how the toddler reacts and engages in this activity. Follow their lead.
  10. Let your toddler experiment using the scissors and together cut the selected picture from the magazines.
  11. Fold the papers to make it into a booklet.
  12. Together glue the pictures to the paper. Start with the first one and ask, “Are you a ______?”
  13. Repeat with each picture and write down the item so your toddler is introduced to writing.
  14. Take the copy of the toddler’s photo and ask: “Who is this? Are you _______?”
  15. Help write the booklet title “Are You A ______?” and encourage your child to decorate the cover.
  16. Read the booklet together. Use your animated voice when you get to the end announcing that the last picture is the toddler!
  17. End the activity by singing the song “It’s Great to be Me!” and dance with your toddler to the music.

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peaPod 5:2

Are You A ___________?

Domain:

Developmental Step: Circle of Autonomy (24+ months)

Age: Toddler (18 to 36 Months)

Song: It’s Great To Be Me

In this activity, your toddler will learn about what makes them special while making a booklet with you called “Are You _________?”.

Materials

  • Song
  • Book “Are You a Cow?” by Sandra Boynton
  • Large papers
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Scissors
  • Magazines
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Photo copy of your toddler

Desired Outcomes

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Communication and language development
  • Development of early literacy
  • Sense of self-worth in the toddler
  • Turn taking
  • Fine-motor skills

Key Developmental Facts

  • At this age, toddlers use a higher level of pretense in their play. This involves pretending that an object is something different than what it is (for example, a basket is a crib) and/or pretending to be something or someone else (such as Superman or a dog).

Importance of Activity

  • In doing this activity, you will engage your toddler in conversation about things that they are and are not. Your toddler is eager to learn more about themselves and what makes them special. It is important to support the toddler’s experiences as being independent and able to recognize what makes them great! Doing this activity together will strengthen your relationship by talking and highlighting the special things about your toddler.

Suggested Dialogue

  • Let’s look at this book. What do we see here on the cover?
  • There are a lot of pictures in the book. Let’s read it together. You can help me flip the pages.
  • What happens here in this picture?
  • I like the way you hold the book and point to the different pictures.
  • The title of the book is “Are You A Cow?” Let’s make our “Are You A ________?” book.
  • Let’s see what can we find in these magazines.
  • What do we see here? Would you like to cut this picture off the magazine?
  • Let see, how many pictures do we have here?
  • Let’s see what is in each one of the pictures. Can you tell me?
  • You are making a booklet and on each page we are going to glue one picture and ask: Are you a _______?”
  • Let’s see how you can decorate your booklet.

Instructions

  • Listen to the song “It’s Great to be Me!” with the toddler, while highlighting the things that make your toddler great.
  • Share the book “Are You a Cow?” by Sandra Boynton with your toddler.
  • Let the toddler hold the book to share in the reading of the story.
  • Make sure to point to each picture as appears in the book and ask your toddler to tell you what happens in it.
  • Say: “Let’s make our own booklet!”
  • Arrange the materials so your toddler is able to use and work with them.
  • Say: “Let’s find pictures of items, people, and animals in these magazines.”
  • Say: “You can choose any picture and let us glue it in this booklet.”
  • Pay attention to how the toddler reacts and engages in this activity. Follow their lead.
  • Let your toddler experiment using the scissors and together cut the selected picture from the magazines.
  • Fold the papers to make it into a booklet.
  • Together glue the pictures to the paper. Start with the first one and ask, “Are you a ______?”
  • Repeat with each picture and write down the item so your toddler is introduced to writing.
  • Take the copy of the toddler’s photo and ask: “Who is this? Are you _______?”
  • Help write the booklet title “Are You A ______?” and encourage your child to decorate the cover.
  • Read the booklet together. Use your animated voice when you get to the end announcing that the last picture is the toddler!
  • End the activity by singing the song “It’s Great to be Me!” and dance with your toddler to the music.

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