After reading the story “Pete the Cat; I Love My White Shoes” and teaching the concept of “Walking” I used this video to practice walking, color identification, empathy and listening. It’s the author and a musician, reading and enacting the story. You can also see it on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUubMSfIs-U
Anytime the story is being read, or the song is being sung, everybody walks around the room. When Pete steps in the various puddles and piles of stuff, we all stop and say “Oh No” and then when Pete starts singing and walking again, so do we!
- Move with the children, complimenting those who move safely, avoiding other students.
- Encourage the children to move to open spaces as they walk around the room space.
- If you have taught directions (forward, backward and sideways) then encourage them to walk in the different directions as they travel through the room space.
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