Okay, don't panic! Going through numerous hurricanes and tropical storms over these past 3 1/2 decades, helped get my creative juices flowing during post storm recoveries. There are so many various activities you can "invent" to help children develop their basic skills . Language Skills: cut out all kinds of pictures from old magazines. If you get catalogs you can cut out numerous pictures. You can glue several photos of animals, people, Geometric shapes, household objects, vehicles, musical instruments, articles of clothing on to the Collage paper . Next, take many of the same or similar types of pictures and attach those to construction paper cards.There's so many lessons to teach with this Picture Cards Kit. Visual/ Verbal Recognition, Receptive Responses, Categorizing and Classification. What or Who Does Not Belong? Pick The Pairs, numerous vocabulary and counting games, Matching Games , Alike and Different, Look around your home, and ask friends to help you collect and cut out the pictures. Then make ll kinds of Flash Cards, Match Card games, and Picture Lotto Games. Have fun teaching, and they'll have fun learning. You can cut back on books by making up stories and name your students as the characters. That really holds their attention and leads to great "Retelling" discussions. For the pre-tods, let them pretend to be animals and you're Ms.Zoo Keeper! Get animal stickers to let them make their animal headbands. Let them paste animal pictures on an 8x11 sheet of poster board, and attach it to them with yarn. That's their costume. Cover with clear contact and they last all year. Okay, that's plenty for you to think about. Good Luck!