History/Geography (Points in Time):
Get out your calendar again. :) I know, it seems repetitive but little kids aren’t going to absorb this information all in one day. Repetition, repetition, repetition. Focus on the words yesterday, today, tomorrow and putting those into perspective for him. The concept of yesterday is an abstract concept and talking about an event that happened yesterday will put the length of day into meaningful context for him because he can remember what he did yesterday. He has a sense for how long ago that was.
Sing the 7 Days in a Week song again. This will help him to learn the names of the days, he may not understand yet that each day has a name. This will get him familiar with the words, and it is fun! (OT2.3a, 2.3b, 2.5)
Download this ABC printable. Ask your child if he can find the first letter of his name. Give him some time. Help him find it. You can sing the ABC song again as you point to each of the letters until you get to his letter. My son gets excited when he sees the first letter of his name. (EL 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4)
Get out a new handwriting worksheet with his name on it. Ask him if he knows what it says. If not ask him if he knows what the first letter is. Help him out. Emphasize the sound of the first letter in his name and have him trace the letters the best that he can.
Read the book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle. Try to get him to identify the colors before you read the page. I think you will find that he enjoys the story and can read it over and over again. (OL9.7, 9.8; SR1.1a, 1.2, 2.1)
Get out the color flash cards and quiz him. Ask him where each of the colors are and see if he can point them out to you. As him what color each of the cards are and see if he can recall any of them. If not, just keep introducing them to him. (OL9.7)
Continue to play games where he is looking for or identifying objects of a certain color throughout the day. (OL9.7, 9.8)
Race time! Download and print this game. Use only 1 di and play the game with your child. Demonstrate moving the place marker You can use anything as a marker- bean, cereal, M & M. (If you use an M & M ask him what color it is!!! ) Count out loud each time either one of you move the marker. This is a fun way to practice counting up to the number 6. *If the game seems too short, print extra copies of the middle page to extend the board. (MR4.3, 4.13)