Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fictional Stories

I decided to work on Brook's make believe stories. As you can see the length of the story is good, it seems to go on and on. The content is fairly age appropriate (I guess) for a four year old. She's thinking of other stories (like 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on a Bed) that relate to numbers, something I'm sure they do a lot of in preschool. For all I know, she's just trying to retell a story they did in conjunction w/the butterfly they made. Either way it's always a good idea to not only read books but to encourage the kids to make up stories about pictures, and also retell events. For retelling use dreams they have, or events of the day, etc. This gives them a chance to use their verbal skills as a little expressive language instead of just receptive. Sequencing events in the proper order is a plus, we used snapshots of they kids carving pumpkins, planting flowers, or just use flashcards. Always try to use receptive (what the kids understand) and their expressive(what they verbalize/sign/express) in daily activities.

Sorry no caption, all she says is "two little butterflies fly a way and then there was one butterfly, and then there were five butterflies, and then there were four butterflies" and so on and so on.

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