1st June, 2011 - Posted by - 3 Comments
A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson is a great counting book that also encourages movement and giggles. What could be better than that?!
To increase the fun — go outside and read the book!
- Practice jumping (both feet) and hopping (one foot) — and learn the difference between the two actions!
- Play Leaping Lily Pads
- Practice fine motor skills — cut out paper lily pads and create an indoor pond on a wall or bulletin board. Add logs, frogs, plants and bugs!
- Sing and dance along with 5 Little Speckled Frogs.
- Work on catching skills — play the Frog Catching Game.
- Frogs eat flies (yum!) — why not play this great movement game, Swat the Fly?
What other ideas can you think of? We would love to hear them!
- Check out Read & Move #2: The Tiny Seed
- Check out Read & Move #1: Snowflake Bentley
This post is part of the We Play Link Up at Childhood 101 and the Let’s Play Link-up at Let the Children Play. PLAY RULES!
Playfully yours ~ Bethe
Bethe Almeras, MS, is the HSBS Education & Outreach Director. A long time educator and play advocate, she is passionate about outdoor play and connecting children with nature. In her free time Bethe writes a blog, The Grass Stain Guru, and can often be found playing outside. She is particularly fond of squirrels. And turtles. And sandpipers. And…