Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Where is the Present? Circle Practice

Today we did a little circle practice! Practicing fine motor skills is very important! This will help develop handwriting when the time comes! Jake knows how to make circles so I did not feel the need to make dotted lines for him to trace. I, instead, decided to use these Where is the Present Cards from 1+1+1=1. (That site is a tremendous help to me! Check them out if you haven't!!)
The cards are great because they present so many skills to work on! They essentially have a Christmas Tree and a wrapped present on them. In each picture card the present is in a different location. I had Jacob search for the present and circle it. I then asked him to tell me where the present was and to use his words to tell me. He was able to tell me behind, next to, beside, under the tree. We were also able to practice counting by counting the trees and presents.
You can see Jacob's vigorous circling. He can make circles, the catch is he does not like to just make one circle! He repeatedly circled the presents. I mentioned to him that he only needed to circle it once but he was not interested in that! I allowed him to do multiple circles- hey it is more practice right? :) 
Check out 1+1+1=1 if you want to give this activity a try!

1 comment:

  1. I just did this activity with my son today. He loved it! Surprisingly, he was not able to verbally express where each present was located. So I appreciated this activity even more because I had been taking his high language development for granted.

    Thanks for the idea and the pics and explanation of how you set it up and worked with your son. I reviewed it before working with him and it really helped!

    I hope to have pics of our activities posted tonight!


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