We are continuing with the transportation theme this week. The book I am reading is, Who Sank the Boat? The link is included on the Language Extensions at Home page. This book can help us with prediction skills. When you read any book with your child, stop before turning a page and ask, “What do you think will happen next?”. We may use a scale to show how adding just one tiny item can cause the scale to tip, just like the boat in our story. You can do this in the bathtub with a bath toy. Add items to the boat until it sinks. Count how many items it took to sink. Try the experiment again and add different items. Did it take the same number of things to sink the boat? Play a ‘will it sink or float?’ game in the tub. Gather items (sponge, rock, foam letter, spoon etc.) and guess if it will sink or float before dropping it in the water. You are encouraging scientific skills in your preschooler!
Another fun snack to make. Talk about part and whole when cutting the apple. Talk about shapes, textures (hard-apple, soft-cheese, smooth- apple and cheese, rough-pretzel stick).
Substitute a pretzel rod for the toothpick