Fun FACT: Imaginative, pretend play is a wonderful way for your child to learn how one thing can stand for another (for example: a stick can become a “magic” wand). It helps your child develop language skills and more. Click onto the link below to read about how playing leads to learning.
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BOOKS WE SHARED
Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horácek is the perfect book for toddlers. There is so much to look at and think about with its bright, bold illustrations and the mystery of the lost butterfly. Lucy sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden, along with a bright green beetle, a brilliant blue dragonfly, some red ladybugs, and many more flying and crawling things. But when will the colorful butterfly come back? (We used a little magic to bring her back to life at the very end of the story; not only does she reappear – she “pops up” in 3-D!)
In Fuzzy Bee 123 by Priddy Books, we do some magic counting and make different bugs appear including a bee, two butterflies, three caterpillars and a few more crawly critters. It’s a bit of board book magic with colorful, bold drawings of some magical insects!
Fuzzy Little Caterpillar (& a little Butterfly Magic)
The fuzzy little caterpillar crawled up to look at me.
He wriggled and I giggled, friends we soon would be
So I put him in a box, I did!
Don’t you crawl away I said,
But the next day when I opened the lid, out flew a butterfly instead.