Monday, February 27, 2012
We spent a couple days reading a Before Five In a Row book titled, "The Quiet Way Home" by Bonnie Becker. It is a sweet story describing a grandfather and his granddaughter taking "the road less traveled and delight[ing] in [the] small sounds, too good to miss" (summary from manual). All the small sounds are those that are often lost in all the noise of children playing, busy streets, and the hustle n' bustle of life-- sounds such as the bees buzzing, a tricycle wheel creaking, a sprinkler spraying, and a man digging in his garden.
Again, I find this B4FIAR book somewhat hard to blog about! So bare with me! Since the book dealt with sounds, we talked a little bit about the ear and I showed T a picture of what the inside of the ear looks like; then thanks to Pinterest, I found a sweet BBC excerpt about how the ear works-- very cool!
I also made a Sound Matching Activity. I found some heart shaped boxes at the Dollar Store to use for this activity. I put several different items in each of the hearts-- two hearts had the same item. Without peaking into the hearts, T had to shake them and find the match, only by using his sense of hearing! He did really well! He did miss one match though; but it was a tricky one. The one he missed was when he matched a penny sound to the sound of two little bolts. They sounded a lot alike!
We'll be having fun with Dr. Seuss books this week, and then we'll be back to FIAR-- can't wait!