The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage is a delightful story about a lighthouse keeper named Mr. Grinling, whose wife, Mrs. Grinling, sends his lunch to him each day in a basket on a pulley. Everyday the naughty seagulls steal his sandwich from the basket and the story tells of the ways in which Mr. and Mrs. Grinling attempt to outwit them.
- Read aloud The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.
- Encourage child to tell you the objects that were in the story and together make a tactile key word book.
- Encourage the child to identify the textures to use for each object or item.
- Provide a box of collage materials for the child to choose from. They are more likely to read the book and identify the pictures if you have involved them in this process.
- Encourage the child to hold the 3D object or model and relate it to and explore the 2D version of the object in the book.
- Encourage the child to feel or read the initial letter sound of the keywords in the book.
Here are some sample pages we created using braille, large print, real objects and tactile symbols for some of the keywords. Be creative! Be sure to select materials that have meaning for the individual child.
Be sure to check out Gwyn's other post: Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch!