Sunday, August 28, 2011

September: Apple and Farm Theme


This month we are going to be spending time learning about Apples and farming. I did the Apple Theme last year and have used some of the same activities upgraded for a 2 year old and added other activities.  

I want to reiterate a few points before the download:
1. My plans are not meant to be completed in any specific order. Each day is different and Structured Play time should be a fun learning experience. Pick an activity or activities that fit the mood of your child for that day.
2. Practice activities more than once because repetition is key to gaining new skills.
3. READ, READ, READ- Read everyday and reread stories to allows your child to 'read' the books themselves. This is the first step in literacy.
4. Walk Away- Try to keep Structured Play time 'fun'. If things get frustrating to you or your child, walk away and pick up where you left off the next day. Remember it is Structured PLAY, you are not preparing for SAT Exams. Enjoy every minute!


Please comment or send an email if you have trouble downloading plans. I am trying it on Google Docs to make it easier for everyone! 
I will Post about each activity to give further descriptions and pictures. My plans are just an outline for the month.

1 comment:

  1. Love this theme. I'm using some of your ideas with my 19 month old. I linked back to this post today over at Ready. Set. Read!
    http://readysetread2me.blogspot.com/2011/09/toddler-tuesday-picking-apple-books.html

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