This book with have your little ones listening intently as they witness the journey McToad takes each Thursday to mow Tiny Island. He takes about every mode of transportation possible and uses all different means to transfer his lawn mower.
Sequencing also known as story telling is an important skill for children to develop. Being able to correctly retell a sequence of events improves memory, comprehension, and language skills. This is a great book to use for sequencing because it not only shows a sequence of events but also reverses it. Below are some ideas of sequencing activities that you can do with your little one!
Sequence Cards for McToad Mows Tiny Island
I have made some sequence cards that follow the book McToad Mows Tiny Island. Print, have your child color the pictures, (laminate if you want), cut out and BAM you are ready to have some fun while you read about McToad getting to and from Tiny Island.
Object Sequencing Game
Get out some toys (animals work really well) and set them out in a group but so you can see all of them easily. Take turns saying “I see a _____ (pig)”, then the next person goes and chooses an animal while repeating the previous animal, “I see a pig and a dog” keep taking turns repeating the sequence and adding an animal each time. If you have more then one child that is able to play just put them in the rotation 🙂
If your little one is new to this and needs some practice line the animals up as they are added to the sequence. So they can refer to the line up and feel confient as they play. Once they start getting the hang of it you can start removing animals from the line and see if they can still remember the sequence.
Sing Sequencing Songs
Sing some songs together that have sequencing! Here is a list of ideas:
The Insy Winsy Spider
Row, Row, Row, Your Boat
If You’re Happy and You Know It
The Green Grass Grows All Around
Peanut Butter and Jelly (Lovely Commotion blog a fellow blogger has put together a fun activity that goes with this song if you want to check out the link)