Next week for Large Group we are focusing on the alphabet. There are several kiddos in some of the classes that really seem to enjoy playing with the letter toys we have in the classrooms. Because of that I wanted to plan a large group time around this. Plus, it's a great way to focus on some articulation as well! We will read the classic "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" book by Bill Martin Jr and the children will be encouraged to help "read" the book with me, especially during those repeated fun parts! Here is our learning card for the week:
We will also be doing some fun things with our big coconut tree:
For this week, there are 2 weekly handouts, depending on what your child is working on or what you would like to focus on at home. The first one is for the kiddos who are working on speech/articulation skills. Heather over at heatherspeechtherapy.com has created some great! free worksheets. This link has a huge list of freebies, but just focus on the first section ("Speech Sounds in Syllable Wheel"). If your child has speech goals, just chose one of the first 10 or so sounds (the last ones are later developing sounds). Play a fun game by placing candy or cereal on each circle and after the consonant-vowel combination (pa, pe, po, etc.) is produced, you can let your little one have their treat. 5-10 min. of practice is plenty! For more of a language focus, this weekly handout talks about the ways that we follow different types of directions. You can decide what level your chid is at and focus on those types of directions throughout the week.