1. Why do we see shadows? Vocabulary: between, shadow, dark, sidewalk, light, wall entertain, pretend, errand, whirl, practice, whistle
2. What makes shadows change? Vocabulary: close, move, follow, noon, long, short annoy, ground, cast, scare, deep, wide
3. What is a reflection? Vocabulary: dull, reflection, glass, shiny, mirror, smooth chill, silently, glide, stare, scatter, sturdy
4. Why can't we hold on to shadows or reflections? Vocabulary: disappear, puddle, hold, real, picture, size collection, search, ordinary, sparkly, proud, treasure
In the study of these themes we use oral language skills. This is how you can help your child enhance their learning and development:
1) Ask your child questions and listen to their answers. Encourage them to speak in complete sentences. Resist the urge to speak for them. Let them struggle through it, with a little help from you. If you do model for them, have them repeat the phrase or sentence for practice.
2) When you ask their opinion or preference follow up with "why?" when the situation seems appropriate. Be curious about their ideas and thoughts and show them that they communicate those thoughts through speaking.
3) When reading books together, take the time to talk about what the picture is showing about the story. Have your child tell you. Encourage them to look at the details. Reading the pictures is as important as trying to read the words.
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