These simple play-based activities are ideal for teachers to copy and give out to parents who want to know how to help their child improve his or her science language skills and have fun at the same time. Activities are linked directly to the school-based Language Development Circle Time sessions, but can also be used independently. There is a clear structure and progression of ideas, with supporting black-line drawings to acts as prompts and simple record - keeping system to support home/school communication.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Play the smelling game; Chapter 2 Play the feely game; Chapter 3 Play the looking game; Chapter 4 Play with magnets; Chapter 5 Play the feely game again; Chapter 6 Play the listening game; Chapter 7 Play the tasting game; Chapter 8 Talk about day and night; Chapter 9 Talk about dark and light; Chapter 10 Play another smelling game; Chapter 11 Play with light; Chapter 12 Play with light some more; Chapter 13 Talk about the word 'hot'; Chapter 14 Talk about the word 'cold'; Chapter 15 Making shadows; Chapter 16 Play the senses game; Chapter 17 Exploring living things; Chapter 18 Play the 'spot hunt for living things' game; Chapter 19 Look at roots together; Chapter 20 Playing the 'pulling and pushing' game; Chapter 21 Play the 'sorting clothes' game; Chapter 22 Think about pets; Chapter 23 Think about birds; Chapter 24 Play the 'animal moving' game; Chapter 25 Play the 'sugar dissolving' game; Chapter 26 What dissolves and what doesn't; Chapter 27 Play the 'reflection' game; Chapter 28 More 'reflection' games; Chapter 29 Explore patterns; Chapter 30 Make more patterns; Chapter 31 Go on a pattern hunt; Chapter 32 Mixing colours; Chapter 33 Using predictions; Chapter 34 Using observations; Chapter 35 Another point of view; Chapter 36 Why something can't be done
Marion Nash, Jackie Lowe