March 17, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Retelling
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Retelling

These Story Sticks were props for Buga’s Birthday party not long ago. Instead of tossing them I, of course, thought they could serve SOME purpose (I have the hardest time throwing anything away!) Needless to say, this was a good garbage-saving decision as Buga has had a lot of educational fun using these props to retell the story of the Hungry Caterpillar. We talk about days of the week; count the fruit in each picture; talk about the colors; talk about nutrition (when does the little caterpillar get a tummy ache? Why?); and rediscover the story together.

It is great fun to hear her retell the story – I love to hear her level of comprehension…and her level of imagination expansion as she simulates the details in her mind. Here she is going through the story with the caterpillar (the blurry one) … telling him what he eats and when….dictating the story.
What a great activity in comprehension and story-telling. We will be doing this type of thing with other stories we have in the near future.

Here she is choosing what foods she thinks the hungry little bug wants to eat –
today’s menu: Cheese!

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