Monday, July 29, 2013

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Read, Count, Create!

Pei Pei and Hao Hao like to read Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We found the Chinese version in the library.

Title: Little 好饿的毛毛虫 
Author: Eric Carle
Location: Junior Lending Picture Book
Call number: Chinese CAR

The key concepts the children can learn from this book include counting, naming food, and days of a week. The children would also learn that a caterpillar will turn into a butterfly. 

Recently, I  found an education iPhone application Counting with the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

photo credit: iTunes

There are five levels of games, involving counting the food. It would be nice if there is no need to hit the "done" button, as younger children like Hao Hao would not know that there is a need to hit this button to proceed to the next game.

On top of using education app, we also had hands-on activities related to the book. Last time, we made butterfly, so this time, we made the caterpillar.

Pei Pei cut the coloured paper into stripes, and wrote the numbers.

Then she made the chain using the stripes. And here it is, the caterpillar is created within a few minutes!

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