Sunday, September 16, 2012

Letter D Week


Natalie was excited to get going on letter D.  She asked to watch the new video playlist on Saturday morning.  She got very excited when I spread out all the book choices for her at bedtime on Sunday, so I think I'll be doing that again. This week was the first time Natalie started pointing out letters on signs when we were in the car. 

Here are out book ideas for the letter D.  We did not check all of these out, but I've listed all I could think of for future reference. 

Books:
How Do Dinosaurs ... series by Jane Yolen
Oh My Oh My Dinosaurs by Sandra Boynton
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
Dinosaur vs Bedtime by Bob Shea
Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
Go, Dog, Go! by PD Eastman
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Joff Numeroff
Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Doggies by Sandra Boynton
Busy Doggies by John Schindel
Black Dog Gets Dressed by Lizi Boyd (no relation, haha!)
Maisy Dresses Up by Lucy Cousins
The Perfect Dress (Disney Princess Step Into Reading Level 1)
Ladybug Girl Dresses Up by David Soman
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Anderson
Have You Seen My Duckling by Nancy Tafuri
Goodnight My Duckling by Nancy Tafuri
10 Rubber Ducks by Eric Carle
I Love My Daddy by Giles Andreae
Spot Loves His Daddy by Eric Hill
Me and My Dad by Alison Ritchie
The Amazing Story of Luke Skywalker (because it has Darth Vader)

Books this week focused on dinosaurs, dogs, ducks, dress up, and Daddy!   Natalie was particularly interested in dinosaurs. She had a lot of fun playing with dinosaur stickers and out four dinosaur toys.  She enjoyed making them talk, sometimes saying they were going to eat someone and other times saying they were friendly. 

Activities:
D into a dinosaur
Alphabet stickers
Alphabet stampers
Dinosaur or dog stickers - free play, find and cover D's, trace D
Lacing card
Magnet / pom pom puzzel
Sticker / dot stamper letter
Coloring sheets
Coloring / tracing letter D
Upper and lower case sort
Playdoh letters (construct or use cookie cutter) - awesome opportunity to make your own dough
Paint / gel in ziplock bag to draw letters
Sensory bin
Get donuts (especially if you read If You Give a Dog a Donut).  If you go to Dunkin Donuts, you can then look for all the D's, too!









Related activities:
size sort (see below)
color match (see below)
numbers
shapes



Letter D Playlist :
If you focus on dinosaurs, using the Dinosaur Train song "Dinosaurs A to Z" is a fun idea.

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