Sing a Song
My birthday cake is pink and white. (Make round circle with arms.)
Lighted candles make it bright.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 purple candles (Hold up fingers to count each candle.)
What a pretty sight. (Wiggle fingers.)
Sesame Street: Elmo's World – Birthdays
Have your child draw a picture of the family members who live with you. Then practice counting the people forward and backward. Talk about when each family member will celebrate a birthday and in what order your family members celebrate birthdays throughout the year. Ask your child to describe what sort of things they typically do on their birthday, or even have them tell you the story of their last birthday. Tell them the story of what you did on your last birthday. Understanding the structure of a story is a vital part of literacy, as is using their vocabularies and oral language skills to explain what birthdays are like or discuss their past experiences.
Read a Book
Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries
- The Backwards Birthday Party by Tom Chapin and John Forster; illustrated by Chuck Groenink
- Ling & Ting Share a Birthday by Grace Lin