How we started out
I put together our book just before I was due to have Baby #3.
Once bound, our DIY activity book joined a couple of other Interactive Play Packs in my hospital bag for when the children came to visit.
Since then, it has been played with at home and taken to appointments for easy entertainment on the run.
Creative Storytelling 🐳
Using the characters, we create stories using the double page under the sea setting.
🐠 Took turns telling our own stories
🐠 Built on a rolling story when each person added a section to the one before
🐠 Experimented with realistic story lines and silly story lines
🐠 Addressed adding ‘adjectives, adjective and noun’
🐠 Changed voices to add emotion and develop character
Lots of laughs were had with our storytelling, which evolves every time. Silly stories are a hit and open up lots of conversations, critical thinking and listening skills.
Early Numeracy 🐳
Miss 4 can often find her calm completing the structured early number activities. The boundaries offered by these tasks, assisted in finding her focus.
🐠 Sorting by attributes
🐠 Sorting by size
🐠 Matching shapes
🐠 Counting by correspondence
🐠 Sorting by number
🐠 Identifying and following patterns
Our whole family love animals and science. Many hours have been spent learning about them and working them into our play. With our Under the Sea Look Book we were able to link to so many animal based topics
🐠 Food Chain
🐠 Layers of the ocean
🐠 Adaptations to suit environments
This Under the Sea Interactive Play Pack really presents so many dialogues. Lots of questions were asked that when answered, fed even more questions. We were all collaboratively learning new things together!
🌟 About Dani D - Play Inspired Mum
Dani is a busy mum, pre-service teacher and has her own blog, Play Inspired Mum aimed to inspire creative play ideas, encourage the love of reading, share yummy meal inspiration, offer tips to make your household eco friendly and remind you that you are not alone on this wild rollercoaster of a journey known as parenting!
She loves houseplants, giant chunky cookies and all things play based, incorporating learning experiences into every day! 💖