A Day at the Beach is a concept book. It’s is an ideal tool to supplement and reinforceconcepts associated with experiencing a visit to the beach. The pictures and text should be a starting point to begin a dialogue with children. This book may foster children tointerpret pictures, helping to connect meaning of text through illustrations. The repetition of text creates familiarity for the child. Adults may utilize this to exchange a ritualized dialogue to engage children through a scaffolding dialogue to gain knowledge and concepts unique to A Day at the Beach. BY: Latasha Arnold, Susan Dowling, Matthew Harris & Robin Moles
Definitions1. WAVE: large ripple of water in the ocean.1. SAND: granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles.1. SANDCASTLE: a castle like structure built of wet sand, as by children/people at a beach.1. SHELLS: a sharp, protective outer layer created by an animal that lives in the sea or ocean. The shell is part of the body of the animal. Empty seashells are often found washed up on beaches.1. WIND: movement of air.
Definitions6. KITE: a lightweight toy made of wood, paper or material flown in the wind at the end of a string.7. SEAGULL: long-winged web-footed aquatic bird of the gull family.8. BOARDWALK: beach walkway made of boards.9. SWIMMING: to move through water by means of the arms and legs.10. SUNSET: the time in the evening when the sun disappears or daylight fades.