Weekly Themes #1: Getting To Know Me for 3-5 years old

Getting to Know Me!

BookSpring recommends families help young children think about who they are!

Ask:  Who are you?   What do you like?  Where do you come from?  Who is in your family?  Most importantly, what makes you special?

There is no one in this world exactly like you. Books can be a way you learn about yourself – from finding out about the kind of books and stories you enjoy the most!

Meet Bibi, BookSpring’s friendly book buddy! Bibi encourages you to learn all about you! 

Sit down with the ones you love, and watch video, download books, and explore things to do together with BookSpring.

Read at Home Together

Read these free, sharable books from our friends at Storyweaver about the Amazing, Marvelous You! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again:

 

Things to Do Together

Can you list all the things that you like about yourself?  Some ideas might be your sense of humor, curiosity, soccer skills, or your hair.

Can you draw a picture of yourself?  Look in the mirror and at the shape of your eyes, nose, lips, and even your ears!  You can use crayons, pencils, or even paint, if you have one. 

Great!  How about drawing a picture of you and your family together?

What are the things you like the most?  Take turns and share your favorite:  Color, Animal, Food, Song, Day, Flower, Car, and Weather.  Do you have other favorite things we didn’t list here?

Name as many body parts as you can! If you name them, can your child point to each of them?

Ways to Move Together

Simon Says – choose someone to be “Simon”. Simon tells everyone what moves to make by saying “Simon says do this” while performing an action (putting their hands on their head). Any action preceded by “Simon says do that” must not be copied.

Sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” and follow along with actions. You can find the music if you search on YouTube and it is a wonderfully repetitive song, so easy to learn. Once you know the words, see how fast you can sing it!

Can you find ways to move using different parts of your body? Can you move on to your knees? One hand and one foot? Forwards? Backward?

Time to share…

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did. Did you learn something new about yourself?

Share with BookSpring!

How did this activity go for your family?

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Weekly Themes #1: Getting To Know Me for 3-5 years old
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Weekly Themes #1: Getting To Know Me for 3-5 years old

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