We start with Curious George. Who doesn’t love this exploring boy? Well, there are so many ways to incorporate Curious George fun-filled shows for preschool. It’s not just about watching the DVD, but looking into his world and expanding on the learning.
Begin your class with the Curious George, Sea Monkey found on Curious George Takes a Vacation DVD set.
This adventurous episode takes your kids on an underwater exploration.
It will give your preschoolers plenty to talk about.
Get the conversation started, ask which ocean creatures your children liked the most. Some children won’t know the names, but they will be able to point at screen pictures. You can then share the names and get children to repeat them back. Don’t forget the sea turtle, dancing crab, and zebra fish.
Finish with a discussion about vacations at the beach and trips to the sea. This is a chance for kids to share their stories, by asking them about the sea creatures they saw.
Curious George discussion tips like this work because kids will engage by retelling what they really like the most. They love to talk about themselves and the things they have seen and done too.
As mentioned, kids want to get involved. For our lesson, we brought out our Ocean Creatures combo set. Fun, hands-on learning activities for preschoolers are the best way to help them open their minds and take in more information. You can do this with sea creatures felt story set.
Hand out images of the fish from Ocean Creatures & Their Names to your children. Put up a felt board and call out a type of fish or sea creature. The child with that fish/creature gets to put the fish on the board.
You can adapt this by describing an underwater world shown on the felt board scene. Encourage the children to put the creatures in the right place on the ocean play-mat. It'll give them a way to show what they've learned from the Curious George, Sea Monkey episode & expand on it.
Make a Circuit for the Sea Creature Felt Board
The final way to help improve learning is to make a game out of the felt pieces for the class. Put the ocean felt board at one end of the room and have the children line up on the other end, with a basket of sea creatures. Create a tunnel that the children will have to go through. (We are using a simple 6-foot play tunnel.)
These sea creature preschool activities give children the chance to watch a DVD and take in the initial information. From there, they can learn more about the ocean creatures through fun games and discussion.
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