The Hungry Caterpillar is a favorite children’s story which we have been reading the past week. It tells of the beautiful life cycle of the butterfly. New words include stages of development, days of the week and food types. We also played with art textures, and role played moving from caterpillar to butterfly.
I sincerely marvel at their ability to concentrate, despite being a new language, to absorb the information and take pride and enjoyment in using the language. The key is never to underestimate the marvelous minds of children. They all excitedly participate in the storytelling, make accurate use of story props, and thoroughly enjoy pointing out which art work belongs to whom 🙂