Many preschoolers like to talk and have a lot to say. Although most can't yet write words themselves, they enjoy dictating stories for others to write for them.
- Paper punch
- Safety scissors
- Pencil, pen, crayons
- Yarn, pipe cleaners or staples
- Make a booklet of five or six pages. Your child can help punch holes close to one edge and thread yarn through the holes to keep the pages together. You can also bind the book with twisted pipe cleaners or you can staple the pages together.
- On the outside cover of the booklet, print your child's name. Explain to him that this is going to be a book about him.
- Let your child talk about what he will draw on each page. As he talks, print on the page what he says. Here are some examples:
- Other people in my family
- My favorite toys
- My favorite books
- My friends
- My pet
- My neighborhood
- My home (or My bedroom)
- Encourage your child to read his books to family members and visitors.
ACTIVITY LIST for Preschoolers
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U.S. Department of Education
Office of Communications and Outreach
Helping Your Preschool Child
Washington, D.C., 2005