Invite your children to cut or tear pictures of babies out
of magazines. Then have them glue the pictures onto pieces
of construction paper to make collages. Or have them work
together to make a group collage on butcher paper.
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CAN DO NOW
Ask your children to name things they can do now that
they couldn't do when they were babies, such as talk,
walk, or ride a trike. Write down their responses on paper
for them to illustrate. Then use their pictures to make
a wall display for your room.
SMILE FOR THE BIRDIE
Make a bulletin board display that includes a baby photo of
each of your children. Talk about the photos and invite the
group to try to guess who's who. Then add current photos of
your children, letting them help you place the matching baby
photos and current photos together on the board. If you like,
include photos of yourself, too.
Find pictures of animal babies and their parents. Cut
out the pictures and glue them onto separate cards. Then
place the cards in a pile and invite your children to
find the match-ups. Extend the activity by helping the
children name the parent animals and their babies: dogs
and puppies, horses and colts, sheep and lambs, and so
Give each of your children a magazine picture of a baby glued
onto a piece of paper. Ask the children to make up one- or
two-sentence stories about the babies for you to write down
underneath their pictures. Then fasten all of the papers together
to make a Baby Book for your library corner.