It made me wonder if this could become a very simple reading center. The last few years I spent a lot of time and money buying small items to help my students act out familiar books to help with retelling. It never occurred to me that I could create the same type of learning activity with play dough. I don't think it would work in an intellectual disability classroom (some of my students fine motor isn't there to manipulate play dough) but it could work in a gen Ed classroom. Hmmmmmm.....
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Retelling with Playdough?
Saturday morning (way too early for anyone but a toddler) my daughter discovered her pigeon doll in a basket of toys. This meant of course that she immediately needed to find her pigeon book about the hot dog, and then she needed to give her pigeon a hot dog. This led to play dough to create a hot dog (anyone feel like this could be an If You Give a ______ a ______ book?) which then led us to making a dough form of the duckling. And once you have a pigeon, a play dough duckling and a play dough hot dog you really have no choice but to act out the book from beginning to end, over and over (and over and over and over...) again.