Here is the tot book for things we find and do in the kitchen:
This is the front with the cards for the book
The middle and left page/flap
The left flap: A refrigerator. The door opens and inside...
A little accordion book unfolds to show things that are found in the fridge.
The middle page activities: "What is in the cabinet" and "What is in the oven?"
There are word cards and matching picture cards. I put the picture in the cabinet first and then I closed the cabinet door. I placed the word card in the box and pointed to (i.e. ran my finger under the word from right to left) the word as I read it.
I then invited the child to open the cabinet to see the picture that matched the word. This was to begin a foundation for reading words insha'Allah.
The oven door opens and I hide a card showing a type of food that is cooked in the oven (no words). The child is invited to open the oven door and we say the name of the picture we find inside. Hmm..we can also talk about why these foods were not in the cabinet...
These cards are in the right hand flap in a pocket. They show things we do in the kitchen with simple sentences describing the actions shown on the cards.
Here is the poster that accompanies the tot book and the file folder game for this unit study.
This poster hangs next to the play stove and shows some of the items that are in the play kitchen/stove (the items are all real, child sized items - not toys).
A close-up of part of the poster
I did not post any of the files for this tot book or the file folder game because I do not know if I will have time to type the transliteration (my apologies). I guess this is more of a sharing an idea kind of post (maybe not..hehe)...
Alhamdulillah, here is the Arabic version (English coming soon insha'Allah *smile*) of the tot book: