Early Literacy Tip – Right now your two-year-old’s brain is growing incredibly rapidly. “At birth, only 25% of the baby’s brain is formed. By the age of three, the brain grows to about 80% of adult size and by the age of five to 90%.” Your child’s brain is developing miles and miles of neural pathways. The things you do with your toddler literarily make your child’s brain grow. Positive experiences in the first few years have a lasting impact on the brain. (Cobb, What’ll I Do With the Baby-o?)
“The More We Get Together” from Singable Songs For the Very Young by Raffi
Book: Stomp, Dinosaur, Stomp by Margaret Mayo
(to the tune Farmer in the Dell)
We’re stomping our feet, we’re stomping our feet,
We’re stomping like dinosaurs, we’re stomping our feet.
We’re running really fast…
We’re roaring really loud…
Book: How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
One Little Two Little Three Little Dinosaurs
One little, two little, three little dinosaurs
Four little, five little, six little dinosaurs,
Seven little, eight little, nine little dinosaurs
Ten dinosaurs go Roar!
Book: Simms Taback’s Dinosaurs
March to “We Are the Dinosaurs” from Whaddaya Think of That? By Laurie Berkner
We Are Leaving (sing to the tune of “Frere Jacques”)
We are leaving, we are leaving,
Time to go, time to go.
It was nice to see you,
It was nice to see you.