Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ziggy the Zebra

ziggy the zebra

Meet Ziggy. Ziggy the Zebra (What? You’ve never seen a purple and blue zebra before?)

 Ziggy the Zebra 2

This week we started All About Reading Pre-Level 1. When I purchased my set, I did not get the puppet. After reading other reviews on how their children just loved the puppet, I decided I should get a zebra too. I was skeptical that it would be very helpful though.

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Boy was I wrong! My girls love Ziggy. When we are ready to start our lesson, I tell them that it’s Ziggy Time and they come quickly.  My 4yr. old and Ziggy lead us in singing the ABC song.

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Of course so there will be no tears, my other daughter gets to use the pencil pointer while we are singing. The next day they switch props.

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We also play games with Ziggy. Right now Ziggy is helping the girls understand rhyming words.  Ziggy also reads a letter poem each day. Ziggy is so smart!

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Sometimes playful props really do aid in learning. It makes it more like pretend play with a touch of learning added in for good measure. I’m glad I decided that we needed a “Ziggy” in the house.

Here are two free Ziggy the Zebra e-books:

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1 Comments:

Blogger Jackie H. said...

Those puppets sure are a magical teaching tool! My boys will listen to a puppet even if they are having a meltdown and won't listen to me. If I put a puppet on my hand and the puppet tells them to put their shoes on, boom, they do it. Crazy stuff :)

September 6, 2011 at 9:24 PM  

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