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  • Laura Bancroft

Active Start @ Home - 'Piggy and Gerald'

Today we are keeping things extra simple...

Materials: YouTube, pencil, paper, coloring pencils or crayons & scissors

Main Learning Outcome: Developing fine motor skills and early literacy

(1) First using this link (unless you own the book) cuddle up with your little co-worker for a read aloud of Mo William's book "Pigs Make Me Sneeze". Here is a link:

(2) Now it is time to learn to draw "Piggy" with Mo William. Here is the link:

When we tested this on our own little co-workers, they loved it so much that they also wanted to draw "Gerald" afterwards. If your little one wishes to do the same, here is the link:

(3) Now they can color their characters and cut them out. Our little co-workers then continued to use the cut outs as action figures and they reenacted the story! Ahhhh Chewwwww!

Tips: Make sure to let your co-workers draw without your help (even if it doesn't look all that much like Piggy ;). Let them cut also. These activities are important in developing their fine motor skills and they also teach independence. Also note that even Toddlers can do this activity (although you may need to help them a little more than you would with a 4 or 5 year old).

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