Monday, May 2, 2011

Picture Hunt (Vocabulary Building Reader)

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

This is for a sister who wanted a book and activity that would help build vocabulary and observation skills for a young toddler insha'Allaah.

The mini-book asks if the child can find certain objects. The teacher/parent/ or another child who is reading the book to the child, picks an object from the many objects on the page and the child (who is being read to) attempts to find it first on the page in the book and then on his/her mat. When found, the child places a chip on the object. This is an Eye-Spy variation I would guess.

This is a sample page from the book and an example showing how the child would place the chip over the object on their mat.

To help build vocabulary, the names of all objects pictured in the book are found on the last pages of the book. Parents/teachers may choose to teach the names of the objects first, even if the child is not reading yet, prior to doing the activity with the child...waallaahu a'lam. And alhamdulillaah, I remembered that some sisters had asked for Arabic mini-books with the harakaat on the letters, so the letters have harakaat *smile*.

A second variation to the activity (not pictured) is intended for two children to play. Each child is given a mat that has some of the objects from the book on it. Each child's mat is slightly different (i.e. some objects on one mat are not on the other mat and vice-versa). Each child is also given matching pieces for their mat so they can place them over the objects when they find them insha'Allaah. A third person uses the book, picks an object from the page and asks children if they can find that object on their mat. The children check their mats and if they have the object on their mat, they place the matching piece over the picture. The first child to finish his/her mat wins.

Dear sis, if this activity is in line with what you needed, please let me know and I will make more mats so that all of the objects pictured in the book are available to you so that you can add variety to the activity insha'Allaah.

Enjoy insha'Allaah!

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