Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is a simple story about a bunny's bedtime routine. One of the best ways to bring this book to life is through hands-on learning. By using household items you can create a fun sorting game that will engage your kids in essential math skills.
"Sorting helps children develop EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS, important brain skills that help with memory, attention and problem-solving. Research shows that the stronger these skills are when a child begins kindergarten, the more likely they are to perform better at school." Cindy Hovington, Ph.D. Founder of Curious Neuron
To begin, read the book Goodnight Moon, then play the game.
Goodnight Moon Sorting Game:
You only need a few things for this game:
1. 2 Buckets with signs "In story" and "Not in story"
2. A tray of various objects, including, but not limited to:
Mix up all the objects in a central location. One by one, ask your child if the object is in the story or not in the story. Place each object in the appropriate bucket. Once all the items are sorted, review the book, matching each of the objects in the story to the correlating page.