Hickory Dickory Dock
For this weeks Friday Freebie I decided to share with you a really fun way to encourage children of all abilities to play, interact, concentrate, communicate, turn take, learn sequencing, identify, match, sort and most importantly have fun.
One of the best ways I have found to help Conor achieve all of the above is to use what I know he loves to help him. One of his favorite things to do is to listen to nursery rhymes, and play associated games.
His favorite Nursery Rhyme is Hickory Dickory Dock so of course when I decided to make a Nursery Rhyme printable it had to be Hickory Dickory Dock.
The first thing I created was an easy to follow booklet for him with a page dedicated to each line of the rhyme together with a very clear visual so he could physically see what stage of the rhyme we were reading/listening to.
As always I have created a free printable for you to download so your little people can play and learn along with Conor.x
You can download your Hickory Dickory Dock Printable here.
Nursery Rhymes are an excellent way to encourage communication. Over the years I have created various games to play with Conor using his favorite Nursery Rhymes as a motivator to communicate, interact, learn and most importantly have fun.
There are so many games you can create to help little people have fun but the simplest way to encourage Conor to interact and have fun is to encourage him to tell the story of the rhyme along with me. As he is a visual learner I have created Visual tools for him so he can take part in the Nursery Rhyme game.
The first thing I created was a large Clock Printable which I will use together with a Mouse printable so he can place the mouse where it should be depending on the line of the Nursery Rhyme we are reading at that point.
I also created a matching printable to encourage hand-eye co-ordination, matching and sorting ability.
Very simple to make but also great to build strong learning foundations through play.x Next I created a printable you can use to encourage sequencing. You print off the following page, cut out the different shapes and then encourage your little one to put them in order, they can also be used to tell the story instead of the original printable book I created above.
You can create your own simple games depending on your own child’s needs. Conor loves Hickory Dickory Dock so I use this game alot to help encourage him and because it is fun he is happy to take part. You can download your own free copy of the Hickory Dickory Dock Printable I created here so you can play the games with your little ones.x
I have heaps more Nursery Rhymes Printable packs that I will create and upload in the near future (time permitting of course). I hope you enjoyed this free weeks free printable.