Monday, May 7, 2007

Shichida Lesson 5 (2 y/o)

Start all lessons by hugging your child and singing the good afternoon song.

After that, start gathering the energy ball and throw it high into the air and splash on their heads and then brush away the bad things and gather another energy ball, compress it and eat it.

Breathing Training:
  1. Draw a picture of a snail. Roll some paper into a tube and paste on top to act as the shell.
  2. Ask your baby to blow on the shell so that the snail will move.
Sight Training
  1. Draw a colourful picture of something. Today’s lesson is pig.
  2. Show your baby the picture and shake it so that his eyes are focused on the picture.
  3. Move the picture left, right, up, down horizontally or vertically. You can also move around in a zig zag manner just to let his eyes move around. This will work his eye muscles.
  4. When baby is done following, get him to catch the sun or do a high five with it.
Pretend Play
  1. Ask your baby to pretend to be a butterfly.
  2. Show flashcards of the butterfly flying to the grass, the flowers, the sky.
  3. Give your baby a homemade butterfly suit to put on (you can make using a big plastic bag and ask him to fly around.
  4. Paste pictures of the grass, the flowers and the sky on the wall and get baby to fly towards them.
  5. If baby refuses, let them hold a picture of the butterfly and fly the picture instead.

Language Training:
  1. Tell a story in English.
  2. Tell the same story in Chinese/Japanese. (Eg, Sawako)

Sing a song:
  1. Sing at normal speed
  2. Sing at half the speed (to help them remember)

Flash Cards:
  1. Prepare a series of flashcards with a theme. Eg, vehicles, fruits, foods, numbers, alphabets, how to prepare certain foods, comparisons, money, numbers.
  2. You may include flashcards of pictures with their word representatives after the picture. It is important to expose your child to an image first because it helps them remember faster.
  3. Flash them quickly at your child. Show each picture only for two seconds and read out what it is as you flash it. You do not have to worry about getting tongue tied.
  4. Repeat and flash the pictures and read out again.

NOTE: You can do so also for alphabets (Letters A-M, N-Z, Numbers 1-10, 11-20, Dots (1 small, 1 big, 2 small, 2 big.. etc. You may also include shapes of different countries, how to make foods, opposites, money, time, actions)

Who is it?
  1. Show picture of an animal wearing a tall hat showing only the face.
  2. Guess what is hiding under the tall hat... is the animal a rabbit? a cat or a dog?
What is in the tube
  1. Something is in the tube. Is it a lemon or a lollipop?
  2. Ask your child to guess if it is a lemon or a lollipop.

Intuition- Find the shape:
  1. Use two cards of the same size. One is a blank card. The other one has a particular shape (eg, a pink trapezium).
  2. Turn the cards over and ask your child to feel it and find the shape.
  3. Repeat 2-3 times

Jigzaw Puzzle
  1. Show your child a 4 piece puzzle picture.
  2. Give your child the puzzle and ask them to match the right picture with the right side. (Eg, ask them if this is the upper left piece and match. If it is the same, tell them it is the same and get them to press the puzzle in.
  3. Repeat a few times.

3 Letter words
  1. Show your child a picture of things filled with three letter words
  2. Point to the words and read aloud to the child.
  3. Now say the word and ask the child to take it out.
  4. Shuffle them and mix them and give the word to the child and ask him to find the right item and paste the word next to the right item.

Fun Play With Beads Counters
  1. Count from 1-20 using the beads counters.
  2. Ask your child to move and count the beads one by one by helping him move the beads with his hand.
  3. Turn the counter over and let him flip the beads upwards to count again from 1-10.
  4. Teach him how to make two triangles by counting the beads in increasing numbers.
  5. Sing the alphabets and count along and find out how many alphabets there are.
  6. Count again in different languages
  7. Count the number of letters in their names and compare LONG and SHORT, Many and Few.

Linking memory game
  1. The purpose of this game is to help your child improve their memory by linking things up. You can tell a story and link the things up in order. It does not have to be a logical story.
  2. Repeat this story and ask your child to place the pictures in this order.
  3. Now turn the cards around so that the back (which is blank) is facing you and ask your child to pick out the hotel or the crab and see if they can remember where it should be.

Memory game: Hot stuff
  1. Show a picture of three hot cups of stuff. Milk, Water, Soup which is put in a table with three columns in this particular order
  2. Now, give them an empty Card with the table and pass them a picture of a glass of milk, a glass of water and a bowl of soup.
  3. Ask your child to place them in the right order inside the columns.
  4. If your child is unable to choose. You can give him two choices and ask him to point.

Intuition/ Memory Game: Guess which picture I show you
  1. Prepare two similar looking pictures.
  2. Show your child one of them.
  3. Take out the two pics and ask them to guess which one was it that you showed them.(dun be surprised, they get it right VERY OFTEN!)

Recognizing numbers
Give your child an instrument. Tell your child that now we are going to shake the intrument to create noise whenever we see the numbers 3. Show them some flashcards with numbers varying from 1-5 and ask them to shake when they see 6.

Counting Numbers:
Give your child a book with the numbers 11-20.
Get them to trace the numbers with their fingers and once they are done, ask them to tap on the number that you say.
Open the page and choose between two numbers
If they get it right, high five with them.
if they get it wrong, get them to trace the number again
(PS: after this session, Ace knows 2 comes after one, claps and calls himself a clever boy in the lift just now)

  1. Prepare a practice sheet for your child.
  2. Laminate the practice sheet
  3. Give your child a whiteboard marker (non toxic) and hold their hands to help them write out the numbers on the practice sheet.
  4. One number at a time please. Eg, just practice to write the number 1. They can write other stuff on it when they are done.
  5. Wipe clean and reuse it again.

Finger Play
(Sorry, this one is new and I dun remember it yet.. haha)

Artwork Homework: Cut the Fox
Give your baby a picture of the head of the fox and the body. Ask your child to cut on the dotted line using a scissors (with your help) and then paste the body and the head together.

1 comment:

Qpootle O said...

Thank you. This is very helpful.