For this activity, I teamed up with Ludavia from http://themamaworkshop.com/. Continue reading to see what we are up to together.
What is a Book Box?
A book box is a way to help your preschooler retell a familiar story.
What is in a Book Box?
- Familiar book
- Props to retell the story
Why Use a Book Box?
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to:
- With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
No, thank you.
Yes, please! Build up your preschoolers confidence for when they have to meet these rigorous standards.
This is a fun, interactive way to begin practicing this skill with your preschooler.
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Before the Story Retell:
Read the story to your preschooler more than once. Allow them become familiar with the plot and storyline.
Mouse Count is a perfect choice for your first story retell. It has a simple plot that follows a story sequence.
Decorate your mouse using a paper towel roll, paint, and button eyes.
Next fill your Book Box to retell “Mouse Count”:
- “Mouse Count”
- Snake – decorated paper towel roll
- Objects to represent mice (we used wooden lacing beads)
- Plastic cup
Below you will see the objects we used for our story retelling of, “Mouse Count”
You can also use these SUPER cute mice from http://themamaworkshop.com/. Click here for her steps for these DIY mice.
Ready to use your Book Box as you retell, “Mouse Count”?
Begin to use snake, mice, and jar as you read the story.
YOU MODEL THE FIRST READING.
- AS YOU READ, USE YOUR PROPS TO SHOW WHAT THE SNAKE AND MICE DO.
- The mice can slide through the paper towel roll into the jar.
Keep your items in the book box so your preschooler can reach and use it when they desire to.
Stay tuned for more Book Boxes in the month of April!
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