Toilet Paper Leaf Stamping
Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with preschoolers.
- During the activity, make anecdotal notes about the children’s fine-motor skills. Were they able to grasp and control the toilet paper roll to make a print?
Note: Please provide appropriate supervision to the children in your care when completing all activities. You will need to decide what types of activities are safe for the children in your care. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when providing art and sensory experiences for children. Toddlers require special caution, only use non-toxic materials, and do not allow toddlers to put things in their mouths that are a choking hazard.
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Sign Language for Babies and Toddlers
Did you know that children who learn sign language from as early as 11 months old, have better language and cognitive development later in life (Acredolo, Goodwyn, and Brown, 2000)? It’s true! Also, children learn a visual language such as American Sign Language similarly to a spoken language, and are capable of learning both simultaneously.
There has been a rising interest in teaching sign language to small children in recent years. Many parents and caregivers teach their children basic signs for common words that are used in daily exchanges. There are several reasons that this may be. Small children are not able to communicate their needs verbally, and often have a high success rate of acquiring and using basic sign language.
Video: Recommended Signs for Babies and Toddlers