Leon is almost three and he loves learning about dinosaurs. Every day he would talk about the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Pterodactyl. He enjoys talking about all the other uncommon dinosaur names, their physical traits, and their diet. Every morning, as soon as he wakes up, he would go to the playroom to play with his dinosaur toys. He also loves to sing about dinosaurs.
My husband and I are so happy that he is interested in learning about these prehistoric animals. Every night, we read to Leon and Lucas, his one-year-old brother.
We have been reading Good Night Dinosaur by Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper almost every night. It talks about how baby dinosaurs hatch from eggs. We can read about the different kinds of dinosaurs in kid-friendly language. Another book we have been reading is 1-2-3 Dinosaurs Bite! A Prehistoric Counting Book. It teaches the numbers 1-10 by showing the different bites each dinosaur makes.
T-shirts For Dino Fans
What better way to show your love for these terrific prehistoric animals than to wear cool dino tees! I partnered with Gymboree and Crazy8 for a roundup of awesome shirts with dinosaur designs. My family has always loved these two brands because of their quality and affordability.
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Use toys such as wooden blocks, Legos/ Megabloks, stuffed animals/ dolls, toy figures, balls, and cars. Line them all up and model how to count. Practice doing this together. Later on, your child will be able to count on his/ her own. You can count in more than one language if your child is bilingual or multilingual.
Read to your child every day. Children benefit immensely from early exposure to literacy. When you read to your child, you model how to use language. This is also one of the best ways to bond with your child. Ask a few questions before, during, and after reading.
Choose books that are short and fun to read. I let my toddlers hold board books that are sturdy. Cloth books, such as the ones by Dr. Seuss, are also great for little readers. (Leon’s current favorite English books are Llama Llama Red Pajama, Good Night Moon, Little Pea, Good Night Dinosaur, and Pat The Bunny. His favorite books in Filipino are part of the Adarna Board Book Set: Haluhalo and My Kuya and I. He also likes Italian board books such as Con Un Ditino by Gabriele Lima.)
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Carmela Granada is a professional teacher with 11 years of combined experience in the Philippines and the United States. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Early Grades and a Graduate Diploma in Language and Literacy Education. She is currently a work-at-home mom and blogger at Bellissimamma.it