4 ways to prepare your child for school
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Language development, listening with interest and enjoying stories!
Clear a space, big enough for a bit of moving and grooving! Settle down in the space, and invite your child to share ‘Dinosaurumpus’ with you. Before you open the book, talk about what the book might be about – teddy bears? I don’t think so!
Encourage your child to join in with the repeated refrains like ‘shake, shake, shudder’. Together, pretend that you are the dinosaurs and copy the different actions they do, like Triceratops with dinosaur hops or twisting and spinning like Deinosuchus. Now try it without the book! Put together the sequence of moves that the dinosaurs did – hop, twist, spin, dive and clatter. You’re doing the dinosaur romp!
Make some music to go with your moves – why not use a pan and a spoon? If you’re feeling brave, invite any dinosaurs in the house to join in.