R was 18 months old at the time of this activity
The Moon by Melanie Chrismer – The Moon is a book that is part of a series of books about the solar system. R was not interested in me reading the book to her, so we just explored the pictures. Now and again, I read bits and pieces of the information on the page.
I practiced a new poem with R called Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! I recited it while she played and she loved saying “moon” and “zoom” with me! She thoroughly enjoys songs and poems and loves to sing along, even if she doesn’t know the words. She will often scurry about and dance in circles while she sings.
1. Space Small World in a Bin
As R gets older, she is beginning to play imaginatively more and more. Open-ended activities such as these are perfect for stimulating imaginative play. Find out more about open-ended activities here. While she plays, she often recreates familiar scenes and sounds and is beginning to tell a story with her play. Other times, she enjoys pointing to and naming objects she has encountered before. Continue reading