Friday, March 25, 2011

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is an amazing children's book that is one of my personal favorites!

Children learn to read from everyday symbols such as stop signs and pictures. These are referred to as environmental print. Letters become symbols, especially letters in their names. There is not phonetic recognition in early childhood.  Young toddler's can recognize pictures of familiar items or people.   Let children examine  objects with all their senses.  For example after reading the book “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” By Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault  use food as environment print.   See picture below to create your own coconut tree ( Original idea form Angie Choate, Mustang OK). 

Materials needed: 
Two chocolate wafers (for the tree base)
Three green grapes (for the coconuts)  
Four apple slices (for the palm leaves) 
Alphabets cereal

Then you just assemble the tree to look like the picture below! 

1 comment:

  1. I loved this one! Great idea to go along with it! I will definitely be doing this with my little guy in a few years :)