Miss Gina: Week of March 30, 2020
Virtual Park Shore
With Miss Gina
Continuing your child’s Park Shore preschool education from home.
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”
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Miss Gina Goes Over The Alphabet In Her Kitchen
Having Fun: At-Home Projects
Lessons and Activities
Week of 3/30/20
“Let’s Become an Illustrator”
In the best picture books, the illustrator brings as much meaning to the story as the words themselves. But what if your child couldn’t see the pictures? In this activity, they will listen to the story without looking at the pictures. and create their own images. Not only will they get a kick out of becoming an illustrator of a famous book but they will get some major reading comprehension along the way.
What You Will Need: crayons, markers, paper collage materials, books that offer creativity and color.
- Pull out an unfamiliar book and sit down somewhere comfortable with your child. Without opening the book, look at the cover. Ask your child what the picture makes him think of. What’s happening in it? Looking only at the picture, ask him to predict what he thinks the story will be about.
- Now tell your child you’re going to read him a story, but just this one time, he won’t be able to look at the pictures. Instead, ask him to use his imagination, and come up with images in his mind while you read.
- During the reading, stop periodically and ask questions. For example, “Why did Sally go outside when her mother said not to?” Try to incorporate questions that require kids to make predictions as to what will happen next.
- Once you’ve finished the book, tell your child he’s going to illustrate it! Now’s the time for discussion. While adults can often remember what happened in a story long after they’ve finished reading it, this is a skill that young kids need help developing. Give your child some prompts. Ask what happened first and then let him draw it. Ask what happened next, let him draw it, and so on. As he finishes each picture, help him by writing some text below his illustration, using the words your child used when he retold it to you.
- Bind the story and make a cover. If he likes, you and your child compare their version to the original and see what’s different.
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