Happy Friday! Next week's preschool theme for speech is...The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle! I am a huge fan of Eric Carle and was so excited to create an expressive and receptive language unit around this book. Oh, the possibilities!
The unit I created targets many different language skills, such as: vocabulary, sequencing, writing/grammar, turn taking, categorizing, following directions, and answering questions.
Here is just a small preview of what is included in the unit:
My favorite activity in this unit is the ladybug snack. "Cooking" is something I did a lot with my clients as a grad student since it is such a great real life application that can target sequencing, following directions, and even expressive language if you have the child tell how they made it, but I haven't done much of it since I've been in the working word.. Not to mention fun activities like cooking can get a LOT of language out of some of the quieter kids. Cooking in a group is also a great opportunity to work on requesting (have the child request materials) and turn taking. You can throw in some problem solving skills by purposely forgetting a step or ingredient to have your kids correct you.
Check out this unit at my TeachersPayTeachers store here!