Ready, Set, Learn is for families with three year old children to connect with their neighbour school and learn ways to support their child's literacy and numeracy development. It occurs once a year.
Our Ready, Set, Learn event was based around the book Bark, George by Jules Feiffer. We started by reading the book together then the children with their grown ups played at a variety of centres. We ended the session with retelling the story with our dog puppet.
The first activity was based on the topic of talking. The parent picked a sound word, made the sound and the child picked the animal that makes that sound.
We coloured books that I found on Making Learning Fun. They took the book home for practicing retelling a story.
Another activity from Making Learning Fun was a shadow matching game.
A fun activity that the children really enjoyed was playing with the animals and deciding where they might live; forest, water, jungle or farm.
For an activity about numbers we created a tub of animals in rice. The children sifted through the rice to find the animals. They sorted and counted each animal.
A matching game to encourage taking turns and getting along was found on Making Learning Fun site.
We had fun singing “Knife, Fork, Spoon, Spatula” for an active game.
The information sheets can be found on the Ministry of Education site.