Monday, 15 April 2013

Coloring and drawing are great activities to help your kids build some of the thinking and motor skills to help them learn

Coloring and drawing are great activities to help your kids build some of the thinking and motor skills to help them learn. Sometimes, however, they aren't really interested in sitting to try these activities. Here are some ideas that may be helpful:

 

 Consider your child's interests. For example – if it's Spiderman, see if you can find pictures of Spiderman that you can color together. Or cut out some pictures and have your child help you glue them to the paper. Then ask him to circle his favorite ones!

 

 Try drawing with different tools. You might draw a picture with your finger in pudding, dip toy car wheels in paint to draw, or use a stick and draw in the sandbox.

 

 Sort out small pieces of broken crayons by color and put them into small food storage containers to use. Small pieces of crayon help to develop grasp, and kids often find it fun to sort and open/close containers.

 

 Try drawing together! Use simple lines and curves in your picture. Encourage your child to try drawing a line or curve right on top of yours! This helps them learn how to make new shapes and feel confident with their drawings. Then you try tracing theirs!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Mary had a little lamb

Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day,
Which was against the rules;
It made the children laugh and play
To see a lamb at school.

And so the teacher turned it out,
But still it lingered near;
It waited patiently about
For Mary to appear.

"Why dose the lamb love Mary so?"
The eager children cried.
"Mary loves the lamb, you know,"
The teacher did reply.

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill
Went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water
Jack fell down
And broke his crown
And Jill came tumbling after.

Baa, Baa, Black sheep

Baa, Baa, Black sheep
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full
One for the master
One for the dame
And one for the little boy who lives down the lane

Little Tommy Tucker

Little Tommy Tucker
Sings for his supper
What shall we give him?
White bread and butter.

How shall he cut it
Without any knife?

How shall he marry?
Without any wife?

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down besider her
And frightened Miss Muffet away

Banana, Banana

Banana, Banana

Banana, banana, banana, banana,
One bite for me and one for you.

Banana, banana, banana, banana,
Banana's all gone, now what will we do?

No more for you, no more for me,
Let's go climb a marshmallow tree