July 6, 2014

Summer, Science, & Helping Your Child Get Ready to Read @ the Library!

Sing, rhyme, read, play, & color with your child. You are helping him get ready to learn to read. You are teaching her important early literacy skills: Phonological Awareness, which is hearing the small sounds in words, Vocabulary, Print Motivation, which is enjoying reading together, and Narrative Skills, which is being able to understand,  remember and tell a story.

Waves at the Beach Sung To: " Wheels on the bus"
The waves at the beach go up and down…
The waves at the beach go up and down, all day long.
- also- 
The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth
The lobsters at the beach go, snap, snap, snap
The clams at the beach will open and shut
The jelly fish go wibble, wobble, wibble
Baby Fish
Baby fish, do-do, do-do-do-do, (Open and shut index
Baby fish, do-do, do-do-do-do. fingers to the beat.)
(Sing twice.)
Momma fish… (Open and shut hands.)
Daddy fish… (Open and shut arms.)
Giant whale… (Extend arm and leg to make whale’s mouth.)
Activities: Make up other verses, such as one about uncle fish, grandma fish, etc. Have
the children suggest arm movements to do for the different fish.

Five Little Fish
(Tune: “Down in the Meadow by the Itty Bitty Pool”)

No little fishies swimming in the sea, (Make a zero with thumb and index finger.)
Splishing and a splashing (Pretend to swim.)
And a rocking to the beat. (Snap fingers.)
Here comes a little fishie,
Oh, say, “hello.” (Wave.)
One little fishie swimming in a row. (Hold up one finger.)
One little fishie… (Hold up one finger.)
Two little fishies… (Hold up two fingers.)
Three little fishies… (Hold up three fingers.)
Four little fishies… (Hold up four fingers.)
Five little fishies… (Hold up five fingers.)
Everybody wave cause don’t you know,
Five little fishies have got to go.
Ooh, Aah, away they go.

Jellyfish, Jellyfish, Jellyfish, JELLY!!!
Wiggle a body part while saying the rhyme. Add an additional body part each time and keep building the number of active body parts!

1.       Fingers
2.       Wrists
3.       Elbows
4.       Knees
5.       Feet
6.       Hips
7.       Tongue

Fun Facts about Jellyfish

Did you know ...

... some jellyfish are bigger than a human and others are as small as a pinhead?
... people in some countries eat jellyfish?
... that jellyfish have been on Earth for millions of years, even before dinosaurs?
... jellyfish have no brain but some kinds have eyes?
... that jellyfish are mainly made up of water and protein?
... a group of jellyfish is called a smack?

The body of a jellyfish is 99% water. About 200 species of true jellyfish are known, ranging in size from 0.06 in (1.5 mm) to 6.5 ft (2 m). 
There are over 200 different kinds of jellyfish
Source: Gale Encycopedia of Science,
Most jellyfish have tentacles—the number varies. All jellyfish have 10-12 oral arms—to pass food into the mouth. The arms look like tentacles, but are a little chunkier.

Three Jellyfish
Three jellyfish, three jellyfish, three jellyfish sitting on a rock.
One fell off.
Two jellyfish (repeat to no jellyfish)

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