Monday, June 25, 2007

Shichida Lesson 12 (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. Find a picture of an aeroplane and attach a string to it.
  2. Ask your child to hold the string and blow so that the aeroplane can fly.
Sight Training
  1. Make a mobile of a dragonfly with a bell attached to it.
  2. Move the mobile 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.
  3. When baby is done following, get him to catch the dragonfly or do a high five with it.
Pretend Play: Skiing
  1. Show your child a series of flashcards that tells him about a skiing trip for the family.
  2. Make two skis with two sticks for him to sky.
  3. Put a rubber strap so tat your child can strap his leg in and pretend to ski all over the room.
Right brain: Magic Ball
  1. Show your child a magic ball.
  2. Take out some picture cards (either tweety bird, slyvestor or bugs bunny) in no particular order.
  3. After showing about 8 cards, ask him to guess what will come out next.
Language Training:
  1. Let him hear a story being told in the past in another language and ask him to guess which story did it come from.

    PS: Ace got it right! And so did ALL the children in his class!

Language Training- The Animals:
  1. Show pictures of animals and name them in Chinese.
  2. Now show the same animals and name them in French.

Sing a song/Tell a story: (The Queen's Question)
  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 different airlines, different expressions, diff body parts, adjectives, over, under, prepositions, dictionary words, etc.. etc

Shichida Musical Theatre: Teddy Bear's Party
  1. Sing a song and help your children learn how to count as they count the teddy bears.

Where are the dinosaurs?
  1. Show a picture of 6 cars with 3 dinosaurs placed at three different places.
  2. Now give them a picture of the 6 cars and give them three different dinosaurs and see if they can place them at the right cars

Memory- Which picture did we see?
  1. Show a picture for 30 seconds.
  2. Show the child two similar pictures and ask them to pick, which picture did we see.
Memory- Where is the fruit?
  1. Show a picture of 3 different types of fruit in the particular order.
  2. Show the picture for 30 seconds and the child has then to place the fruits inside in that particular order.
  3. Teach the child the name of the three fruits
Exercise- Wheelbarrow:
  1. Ask your child to put his hands on the floor, hold his legs.
  2. Get your child to 'walk' with his hands ;)

Intuition- Find Few or More :
  1. Use two cards of the same size. One is has 1 scoop of ice cream. The other one has many Scoops.
  2. Tell your child which card is 1 and which is many and ask them to use their hand to touch and feel the difference..
  3. Turn the cards over and ask your child to feel it and find many scoops so that they can share with mummy.
  4. Repeat 2-3 times
  1. Give your child a roll of paper.
  2. Give them three dinosaurs and ask them to roll that roll of paper towards the dinosaurs to knock them over.

Spin the wheel
  1. Give your baby a wheel with numbers on it. Ask them to spin it and put the same number of pebbles into the cup.
  2. Spin and count again.

Jigzaw Puzzle
  1. Show your child a 3 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.
Tall or Short
  1. Show your child a few pictures depeciting tall and short (eg, Giraffe Vs Girl, Tall building Vs Short building, Tall mountain Vs Short mountain, Tall tree Vs Short Tree)
  2. Give them the words TALL and SHORT and ask them to place the words on the respective items that they compare.
  3. Repeat a few times.
Big, Medium Or Small
  1. Show your child a few pictures of BIG papa bear, Medium Mama Bear, Small baby bear.
  2. Give them three sizes of the same item and ask them to distribute accordingly, giving the BIG to BIG papa bear, Medium to medium sized mam bear, etc

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.
Chopstick Training
  1. Show a picture of a clown with rectangular strips and boxes above him.
  2. Tell your child the clown needs to have a colourful background to become happy again.
  3. Give your child a pair of chopsticks and help him grip the strips (cut out from dish washing sponge) and place them above the clown to make the clown happy.
  4. Say the colours as you pick them out.
  5. When done, say the colours as you help him pick and put it back into the cup

  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 11. They can write other stuff on it when they are done.
  5. Draw a star after they are done.
  6. Wipe clean and reuse it again.

Finger Play
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground
Teddy bear, teddy bear, show your feet
Teddy bear, teddy bear, that will do

Teddy bear, teddy bear, go up stairs
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say your prayers
Teddy bear, teddy bear, go to bed
Teddy bear, teddy bear, that will do

Artwork Homework: Cut and paste
Let your child cut out 4 semi circles and then make it into a pram ;)

Notes by teacher IVY:
- Do home practice daily with your child
- Your children's rate of learning in one month is equivalent to what they learn in 10 years before age 3 years old.
- if you miss one month of home practice, you miss out 10 years worth of learning
- you will see the output when they start to learn how to talk properly

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