Before rhyming “Take a Peek”, teach the vocabulary:
– Act out peek.
– Show human mammy and baby; then show a mother hen and a chick.
– Show your baby big and tiny objects.
– Show two or three basic colours including yellow.
– Let your baby touch smooth and fluffy objects.
– Say the sounds of a dog, cat and a chick, e.g. a dog likes to bark “woof-woof”, a cat likes to meow “meow-meow”, a chick likes to cheep “cheep-cheep”.
You can make a fluffy chick hat for your baby. Just make two paper hats – for you and for your baby. Stick yellow fluff on them. Put one hat on your head and say that you are a chick. Then put another one on the baby’s head and let the baby look in the mirror and see that she is a tiny chick. If you decided to make a chick together, let your baby help you to glue the hat and stick the fluff on it. The 6 months-old infants may not to show interest, but older infants will surely want to participate.
You can act out being chickens.
Let’s take a peek
At this tiny chick.
It is yellow and fluffy,
And it likes to cheep.
You should know
– The richer the environment surrounding your baby, the better his language skills will develop.
– The rhyme teaches tiny, yellow and fluffy.
– The rhyme teaches about the nature – a certain bird and that it has fluff.
– Rhymes sensitize children to speech patterns and the distinctive language sounds.