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2021: Term 3 preschool learning at home.

Hearing rhyming words. The program provides lots of opportunities for children to hear the rhythm of the English language and words that rhyme. As children develop their hearing of rhyming words they are building their skills for reading.

The educators read lots of books that have rhyme and hear we can hear Jacqui read The cow tripped over the moon, Mr Magnolia and Each peach pear plum.

A word that rhymes with another has the same sound at the end of the word. What rhyming words can you hear?

Can you hear the rhyming words in these books?

Do you recognize any of the characters in the story?

Being persistent

At the kindergarten we support children as they develop dispositions that help us all. One of these is our ability to persist when havinng a go at something.

A song that children are learning to support this learning is the Pete Persistence song.

In the story, the cow tripped over the moon, the cow tries lots of different ways to get to the moon. She doesn’t give up!

There are also lots of rhyming words to hear in this book.

Do you know some other nursery rhymes?

I wonder if you can think of other ways to get to the moon?

Another song we’ve been singing recently is ‘How many fingers?’ by Peter Combe.

Here’s Jacqui singing it.

This song is a funny, silly, nonsense song  –   a great song to support children’s love of singing and helping to improve their memory as they remember the sequence of the song. It also helps children to develop one to one counting skills and to remember names of numbers to 5.

We have been observing the birds in our outside environment at Preschool, sparked by an interest from one of the children. The children then started asking many questions about the different birds they observed, so we went online together and did some research. Below we have attached a “Birds in our Kindy garden” observation sheet. Perhaps you can have a look in your environment outside and see what birds you can observe and then tick them off the list, you might even find some new ones. Do you know the names of the birds on the list?