3-6 Culture Album – Card Story Lessons

CARD STORY LESSONS (small group presentation)

Purpose:
To introduce the concept of a life cycle.

Age:
3+ years

Material:
Mounted pictures showing facets of an animal’s life history with information printed on the back.

Presentation:
Refer to the Language Manual for the presentation of a card story.
Follow the interest of the children and build upon their experiences.
When appropriate introduce the idea that life occurs in a series of events, a cycle.
Begin with a simple life cycle, one which may be familiar to the children, i.e. egg, chick, hen.
Show change as a part of life’s growth and development.

Exercise 1:
As in presentation. Encourage the children to draw and write stories concerning animals.
Eventually introduce the notion of metamorphosis.
Keep a good selection of books on animals in the classroom.