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Magical Me Mobile!

How many words can you think of to describe how wonderful your child is? Making a personalized mobile is lovely way to spend time together and to encourage your child to think about what makes them special. This activity provides you both with Comfort, Play & Teach™ time!

What you need:

  • Photograph of your child
  • Bristol board
  • Pencil or marker
  • Children's scissors
  • Tape or glue
  • Hole punch
  • String, cut into different lengths

How to do this activity:

Cut one large star (or other favourite shape) and some smaller stars from the bristol board, then affix your child's picture to it. Look at the photograph with your child and encourage them to tell you some words they would use to describe themselves (i.e. friendly, brave, smart). You can write the words on the smaller stars as your child dictates them to you, or help them to practice doing this independently. Punch holes in both the large and smaller stars, and then attach the small stars to the large one using pieces of string. Decide where to hang up the mobile so that your child can admire their picture and read the words that describe them as they dangle below!

Comfort, Play & Teach™ Message

Comfort: This is a nice activity for esteem building. It allows children to think of ways to describe themselves positively, and to proudly display their work. You and your child can make a long list of what makes them such a wonderful person and watch the mobile grow!

Play: Children can strengthen their fine motor skills by cutting paper and string or by pasting. They can also expand their imaginations. Make a game of listing words that describe your child. Ask if they are tall like a tree. Or soft like cotton. Or fast like the wind.

Teach: This activity can help your child to see how spoken words look in written form. It can provide an opportunity to practice printing letters, and as well will build their esteem as they learn to recognize words and read them.

This activity is good for children 3 to 5 years.

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