Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008, 9:02 am
(Length: 19 sec)
Sometimes, being like "peas in a pod" can be too close for comfort, as demonstrated by this charming rhyme.
Five fat peas in a peapod pressed
make fists, hands close together
One grew, two grew
open one finger, then another
And so did all the rest.
gradually spread open all fingers
They grew and they grew
slowly open arms wider and wider
And they never stopped.
They grew so big
That the peapod popped.
clap hands on "popped"
Help your child be ready to read by practicing early literacy skills.
You can help by:
- Have books that are easily accessible to your child. Let them explore the books, even if they end up in the mouth! Exploring helps your child learn how a book is held and how the pages are turned.
Activities for babies:
- Choose books that have pictures of familiar objects. Talk to your child about the object, and if possible show him or her the actual object. By showing your child the physical object, he or she learns that pictures, and later on words, represent real things.