Guess how much I love you.
Yes, guess! The word “guess” was new to everyone, and is almost as important as the word “love”. So the main language concept this week was: guess how much I love you. All this is beautifully illustrated in the British children’s book of the same name, by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram (Walker Books 1994).
It is a story of two Nutbrown Hares, Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare. The two are never stated to be father and son in the original storybooks, though are referred to as such in the narration for the animated television series. Little Nutbrown Hare asks Big Nutbrown Hare the titular question, “Guess how much I love you?”, and the book continues as the two use larger and larger measures to quantify how much they love each other in answer to the question. The story is simple, but effectively shows the love the two share for each other (Wikipedia).
The older children made cards and wrote short messages for their loved ones.