Brightly Beaming Steps to Reading Program
Preparatory Curriculum
Adaptable for Ages 2 - 4
by Katrina Lybbert

Lesson 12

Weekly Theme  (Start Monday, continue with the theme all week)

This week's theme is DUCKS.  ~Duck Pictures/Printouts~

The vocabulary word is duckling - a duckling is a baby duck.

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

Ducks Disappearing by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters
Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough
Angus and the Ducks by Marjorie Flack
Come Along, Daisy! by Jane Simmons
Ducklings Love by Lisa McCue
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese

Poems that support the theme:

Little Lost Duckling
by Katrina Lybbert

A little duckling called his mother one day,
"Dear mother, where are you? I've lost my way!"

His mother waddled over till she was near,
And calmed her duckling and soothed his fear.

"Little duckling," she quacked, "follow me to the lake."
And together they waddled with papa, the drake.

Songs that support the theme:

There's a Little White Duck
Five Little Ducks
Six Little Ducks
Wee Ducky Doddles

Gross Motor Skills Activity:  (Monday)

Teach your child to waddle like a duck.  Bend down till you are almost sitting on the ground, flap your arms, and quack.  You may feel silly but your two year old will love it.

Fine Motor Skills Activity:  (Friday)

Find some feathers at a craft store.  Let your child glue feathers to a printout or drawing of a duck.

Shape/Color  (Tuesday)

This week you will teach the color white.

Letter  (Wednesday)

The letter this week is the letter L.

Number  (Thursday)

The number this week is the number 12.

Nursery Rhyme  (Friday)

The nursery rhyme this week is Curly Locks.  Recite often!

Curly-locks, Curly-locks, wilt thou be mine?
Thou shalt not wash dishes, nor yet feed the swine;
But sit on a cushion, and sew a fine seam
And feed upon strawberries, sugar, and cream.


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