Reading with your child is better than reading to your child. Here’s how you can do it: Look at the cover together (Going on a Bear Hunt) and prompt “What do you think this book is about?”; when the child answers “About some people”, evaluate and expand “That’s right! It’s about a dad and his children; they’re walking somewhere.” Ask your child to repeat: “It’s about a dad and his children; they’re walking somewhere.” This helps build language and children will feel they’re helping read the story with you!
Little Cloud by Eric Carle
Moonbear’s Shadow by Frank Asch
Matt The Rat And His Magic Cloud by Lorenzo Liberto
Shadow Chasers by Elly Mackay
After the sun goes down, select a room that is dark in your home and grab a flashlight. Cast the light on the wall and take turns with your child making shapes with your hands to form shadow images on the wall. Follow the link below for some ideas to get you started: http://www.blifalo o.com/shadowpuppets/
Encourage sensory play with food by providing a space for your child to create his/her own edible cloud forms.
Suggested materials: Whipped cream Marshmallow cream Marshmallows Coconut oil/Crisco White sprinkles Cups to separate materials containers/pans