Papa Get The Moon For Me Storytelling Basket

Monday, February 15, 2016

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I am very much inspired by The Imagination Tree of putting up objects as an additional tool for reading.  So I assembled a few objects for Vito’s current favourite book Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle.  My little guy is so fascinated with the moon and this is the best way we can explore, imagine and learn more about it through interactive reading and storytelling.

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This is a story about a little girl who wanted to play with the moon. Her Daddy waited for the moon to get “smaller” until he’s able to bring the moon down from the sky and let his little girl play with it for awhile.

This is a great way to learn and explore new words for kids as well!  In this story, Vito learned the following:

First we read the book together.  We’ve been reading the book for weeks before I introduced the objects so he knows it by heart already.  I suggest that before adding the objects in your storytelling, read the books first to avoid distractions. 
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In between reading, he would take out an object from the basket and match it with the picture.  Mention the name of the object as frequent as you can for retention.  He also started to mimic the actions of the characters in the story through our Daddy and little girl figure.  Can you see him making the Daddy climb the ladder and reach out for the moon?  It helps if you reenact some parts of the story as well!  Like we did climbing up and down and dancing with the moon just the like the characters in the book Smile

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A simple and short activity with lots of fun learning and bonding benefits for the little ones.  We will surely be doing more of this!

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4 comments:

  1. I love story props -- I remember it used to work so well with Z when he was a toddler.

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  2. Such a great way to have fun while reading!

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  3. These are such cute story props. It really helps the story come alive!

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