Bilingual / For the Children
By Rose Treviño
Parent & Child Program Title: How Your Child Learns
- Everyone has certain things they do well.
- Parents should observe their child to identify what their child does well.
- Howard Gardner has identified 8 different intelligences that everyone possesses.
- Teach your child using different learning styles.
- Read poetry books to your child.
Un gato y un perro/a Cat and a Dog by Claire Masurel.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
La oruga muy hambrientapor Eric Carle.
Olivia by Ian Falconer.
Olivia por Ian Falconer.
A Tree is Nice by Janice May Udry.
El árbol es hermoso por Janice May Udry.
Life Cycle Wheel
- Paper plates
- Dried beans or seeds
- Green leaves
- Cotton balls
- Green pasta
- Small twigs
- Colored tissue paper cut into small squares
- Black chenille stems
- Pencils or markers
Introduce the activity by talking about the four stages a caterpillar goes through before becoming a butterfly.
What Children Do
- Divide a paper plate into four sections by folding it in quarters and marking the lines.
- Glue a bean or seed onto a leaf and glue the leaf on the paper plate for the “egg” stage.
- Glue the green pasta for the “caterpillar” stage.
- Glue the cotton ball for the “chrysalis” stage. (Note: Eric Carle’s book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, mistakenly uses the word “cocoon”, which is for moths.)
- Make a butterfly by twisting the chenille stem around a square of tissue paper.
- Glue the “butterfly” on the last section.
- Talk about the four stages of the life-cycle.
- 11” x 17” paper
- Crayons and markers
- Tissue paper
- Rough rubbing plate or real bark
What Children Do
- Trace an arm and hand on paper.
- Cut and glue small pieces of yarn to the bottom for the roots.
- Make the bark on your tree by using a rubbing plate or real bark and rub with the side of a brown crayon.
- Make the twigs and leaves on the branches using markers and tissue paper.