THE KIBBLE CROOK (Episode
T-Bone can't resist sneaking a bite-well, okay the whole bowlof
Cleo's new dog food. When Cleo gets upset, T-Bone blames it on another
dog and sends our fearless friends on a wild goose chase. But T-Bone ultimately
confesses that there is no other dog, and he learns that he must take
responsibility for his own mistakes.
Big Idea: Be Truthful
Story extrapolation and sequencing expand children's ability to
play with their growing language capabilities. These activities will
- language and literacy skills
Begin the activity by collecting pictures from magazines that show
activity (for instance someone catching a ball, taking a bite of food,
or opening a door). Use these as story starters by asking the child,
"What do you think might happen next?"
You can also create sentence story starters. Use your child's nameor
the names of friendsto get a story started. Story starters could
[Child's name] picked up the egg.
The monkey jumped up and down.
[Child's friend's name] ran outside.
Again, ask, "What do you think might happen next?"
The more familiar and concrete the story starters are, the easier it
will be for the child to add next steps to the story.
The first few times, you build a story together, the child may need
prompting to add to the story, but as the concept becomes more familiar,
the child's imagination will bloom.
Puppy Chow: A Snack for Girls and Boys
Easy-to-follow recipes make a great lesson in following directions,
understanding a sequence, and working together.
Create a simple recipe for Puppy Chow by combining equal parts of favorite
snack-time ingredients, such as pretzels, raisins, dried fruit pieces,
and your favorite nuts. Copy the recipe onto a large sheet of paper;
1 scoop of raisins
1 scoop of coconut shreds
2 scoops of peanuts
Put the raisins in a bowl. Add the coconut. Add the peanuts. Mix together.
Eat and enjoy!
While the child is enjoying the snack, have him or her illustrate each
step of the recipe on a separate card. Then have the child put the cards
in the orderthe sequenceof the recipe.