Theme

Movement

move·ment
/ˈmo͞ovmənt/
noun
an act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed.
“a slight movement of the upper body”
(1)the act or process of moving especially change of place or position or posture studying the movement of planets
(2)a particular instance or manner of moving was entranced by her graceful movements
Movement

Hey….get moving!  Animal, human, or machine….minuscule or humongous…..seen and unseen…..so many things move.  Think about it for a minute.  Even when you are standing very still, some parts of your body (especially on the inside) are still moving even when you think you’re not.   Our body is an amazing thing.  We walk, run, sit, stand, twist, bend, reach, flap, clap, jump and even do the jitterbug.  What are some of your favorite ways to move!?  Show someone.

 

And here’s another cool thing: many machines and devices are designed to mimic how humans and animals move.  Think robot, airplane, nut cracker which translate the movement of human joints, the way bird’s wings are shaped, and the beak of a bird into man made objects that work and move in specific ways.  And still other machines need human power or animal power to move them, like a bicycle or a hamster ball.  No pedaling feet and no scurrying rodent, no motion.

 

Movements might be small, like a twitch, or large-scale, like an earthquake.  You might see a blade of grass or a branch on a tree blow and move in the wind, or you might watch a truckload of boxes get packed into the back of a semi-truck and moved across the country.   So many meanings in one small word.  This quarter’s theme will invite you to move to your own beat as you explore all things that move big and small.

Fun to be Four

My Big Little Adventure will be celebrating the birthday of Science in Play at The Kentucky Science Center. Check out all that moves at the water table, rain beads and roller coasters. There will be special activities to celebrate.

 

Suggested Reading

  • If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands. By David A. Carter
  • The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  • The Sheep Made a Leap by Hilda Offen
  • The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle
  • Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
  • Clara Caterpillar by Pamela Duncan Edwards
  • I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield
  • Head to Toe by Eric Carle
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae
  • Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Dusky Rinker
  • Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

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View

Is there a different way to look at things? From a different angle or from another perspective? Sometimes we are so set in our ways that it is hard to see things from another person’s point of view, or to get a fresh take on a lingering problem. Our experiences, our personalities, our interests and so many other things influence our point of view. The theme of VIEW gives you a new way to look at what’s happening in and around you.
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World

Do you ever wonder what’s beyond your backyard, or outside the city limits? It’s a wide, wide world.  There is so much that makes every continent, every country, every state, every city, every neighborhood, and even every home, unique.  The WORLD theme offers a way to take a worldly adventure, without ever hopping on a plane.
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Make

Things are what you make of them, right? Whether you are making something functional, making up your mind, making friends, or trying to make the world a better place, the act of making is one fueled by curiosity, imagination and creativity. Even little people have big ideas, so this theme of MAKE will provide the sparks for getting those wheels turning.
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