Monday, July 9, 2007

Shichida Sem 2: Lesson 1 (2y/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.
Desert Animals
  1. Show your child a picture of some desert animals and their names.
  2. Take the animals out as you name them.
  3. Ask your child to put the animals back next to the proper names of the animals.
Right brain: Who Is Going To Jail
  1. Show your child a picture of a judge and three criminals, Businessman, Chef and Bus Driver.
  2. Ask them who is going to jail.
  3. Take out the 'jail' and show them the character hiding inside.
Language Training:
  1. Let him hear a story being told in the past in another language.

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:
  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: Learn The Colours
  1. Sing a song and help your children learn about colours.
Clip The Grapevines?
  1. Draw pictures of grapes and leaves and clip the grapes on a clothes peg and a vine on a clothes peg.
  2. Give your child a picture with two strings and ask them to clip the grapes and the leaves in alternate fashion to work out a pattern. This is to test their IQ and also their motor skills.

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 character?
  1. Show a picture of 5 fingers with three puppet characters placed on 3 different fingers.
  2. Now give them a picture of the fingers and the three characters and ask them to place them on the right fingers.
Memory- Where is the ball?
  1. Show a picture of three balls in diff positions.
  2. Now give them a picture with three boxes and ask your child to put the balls in the right box.
Intuition- Find the bicycle :
  1. Use two cards of the same size. One is has a picture of a bicycle and the other one is empty.
  2. Tell your child to use their hand to touch and feel the difference..
  3. Turn the cards over and ask your child to feel it and the bicycle
  4. Repeat 2-3 times

Match the Heads
  1. Show your child a picture of 5 different cats with different size starting from big to small all in a row.
  2. Show only their bodies and ask your child to attach the right sized head to the right sized cat. When they are done, ask them to feed the right sized fish.
Count the flowers
  1. Show your child a picture of a lady with a huge hat with numbers on it.
  2. Ask your child to count the flowers and place them on the hat one by one.

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.
Things in the garden
  1. Show a picture of a garden and the names of some of the things listed there.
  2. Take out the words as you name them and ask your child to put the words back next to the item.

Put in the flowers
  1. Draw a picture of a garden on a styrofoam cup. Draw some flower stems and pook a hole at the top of the stems.
  2. Next, use the furry wired decorations and roll up one end to act as flowers. Ask your child to put the flowers into the holes.
  3. Then get them to take out the flowers and count them. or say the colours.

  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 letters G and H. 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.

Artwork Homework: Cut and paste
Cut out strips of paper and design an artwork that you like.

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