Let’s learn about the letter “H”! There’s hopping, horses, happy, hands, and… HATS! Hats are not only great for pretend play, they also have a purpose such as protection, like a bicycle helmet, or shade, like a sun visor. Some people wear hats for their job like a police officer or a construction worker. Others wear hats for fashion! So, grab some hats with your child and have fun pretending and learning about the part of clothing that’s totally on top!
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Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play
When you read a book with your child, running your finger under the printed words helps her to know that it is the text you are reading, not the pictures. Did you know that without our guidance, 4- year- old children will give 95 percent of their visual attention to the pictures?
Read “Hats are Not for Cats” by Jacqueline Rayner or another book with your child, and run your finger under the title as you read the words. If the book has a repeated phrase, run your finger under those words as well. Encourage your child to say the repeated phrase while pointing at each word as he says it. Then encourage him to point at the words.
Finders Keepers by Keiko Kasza
Hats Are Not For Cats by Jacqueline K Rayner
This is Not My Hate by Jon Klassen
Do You Believe in Unicorns? by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays
Silly Hat Song
Tune to “This Old Man”
On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
These Are Grandma’s Glasses
These are Grandma’s glasses
This is Grandma’s hat
This is the way she folds her hands
And lays them in her lap
Here are Grandpa’s glasses
And here is Grandpa’s hat
And here’s the way he folds his arms
And takes a little nap
Crafts and Activities
Make a fun hat!
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
I Had a Favorite Hat by Boni Ashburn
Hats Off to You! by Karen Beaumont
Emily, Ashley, Kaitlyn, and Claire are busy trying on different hats, uncertain which ones to wear to the street fair.