A Happy Child

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Enjoy this poem

My house is red - a little house;

A happy child am I.

I laugh and play the whole day long,

I hardly ever cry.

A girl on a swing, hung from a tree.

I have a tree, a green, green tree,

To shade me from the sun;

And under it I often sit,

When all my play is done.

New words

cry day    red Color red. sun The Sun

Let’s read

The sun shines in the sky.

I have a red pen.

Read and match the words with the pictures. Draw a line.

I am a boy. I am a girl.

A boy is standing. A girl is standing.

Fun with colours

Fill in the box with the right colour.
  • What is the colour of the happy child’s house?  box
  • What is the colour of your house?  box
  • What is the colour of the tree?  box
  • What is the colour of the sun?  box

Let’s talk 

Is there a tree growing near your house? 
A tree.
  • Tell us about the tree. Is it big or small?
  • Do you like the tree? What is the name of the tree?

Let’s share

There are many kinds of houses. Circle the ones you have seen.

hut A hut

igloo A house made of snow

flat A house made of bricks and cement

bungalow A big house and some trees around it.

Let’s draw

Draw your house here and talk about it.  

A house.

How do you feel —
Draw and say

When you get a new dress? happy

When you get hurt?     sad

When you share your things?             -----

When you are ill?                                 -----

Draw lines from the house to the people who in your home.

An old man, an old woman and a middle aged man.

A boy looking out of the window o a house.  

   A boy, a girl and a woman.

Trace the numbers on the dotted lines

Numbers one to six written in dotted forms.

How many people live in your house?

Write here. ----- people live in my house.

Sing A small square shaped musical instrument.

Jack-in-the box

Sits so still.

Won’t you come .out?

Yes I will

Join the dotted lines. Write

Half circles and circles to be traced. Letters b, c and a to be traced.

Look in a mirror. What do you see?
Draw your face in this circle.  

A circle

Read: a, b, c.

Write: a a a a a

Letter a to be traced.

Collect pictures of a cat, a cow, a dog and a sheep from old books ornewspapers and paste them below.

A cat

A cow

A dog

A sheep

Trace over the dotted lines and complete the monkey’s tail.

A monkey jumping off the branch of a tree and there is a dotted path from the tree to the monkey.

Sing A small square shaped musical instrument.

Monkey, monkey on a tree, Swing, swing, swing, swing

The following have lost their babies. Trace along the maze using different colours and find them. One has been done for you.

There are some animals drawn outside the boundary of a circle like a cow, dog, cat, butterfly,  kangaroo, lion and duck. Inside the circle, their young ones are drawn .

Three Little Pigs

Listen and enjoy this story

Once there were three little pigs,

Sonu, Monu and Gonu.

Sonu lived in a house of straw.

Monu lived in a house of sticks and

Gonu lived in a house of bricks.

A pig standing outside a house made of wooden sticks.

A pig standing outside a house made of straws.

A pig standing outside a house made of bricks.

One day a big bad wolf came to Sonu’s house. He said, “I will huff and puff and I will blow your house down. So he huffed and hepuffed and he blew the house down.

A wolf blowing a house made of wooden sticks with his mouth.

Sonu ran to Monu’s house.

The wolf came to Monu’s house. He said, “I will huff and puff and I will blow your house down. So he huffed andhe puffed and he blew Monu’s house down.  

Sonu and Monu ran to Gonu’s house.

Sonu and Monu ran to Gonu’s house

The wolf came to Gonu’s house. He said, “I will huff and puff and I will blow your house down. So he huffed and hepuffed but he could not blow the brick house down. It was very strong.

The wolf went away and Sonu, Monu and Gonu lived happily together in the red brick house.

A wolf trying to blow a house made of bricks with his mouth and there are three pigs inside the house.

New words

and bad big but not one pig the was

Let’s read

The wolf was big and  bad.

The pig was not big

Reading is fun

  • How many pigs were there?
  • What did the big wolf say to the pigs?

Let’s talk

  • Was the wolf good or bad?
  • What is your house made of?

Let’s share

  • Who is good?
  • Who is bad?

A pig A wolf.

Let’s act

  • Imagine you are at home when the wolf huffs and puffs.
  • Act out the story of the wolf and three pigs.  

Say aloud

1. One

2. Two

3. Three

4. Four

5. Five

6. Six

Let’s draw

Join the dots from 1 to 10 to make the house. Then colour the picture.

An incomplete hut. Some dots are to be joined to complete it.

There are farm animals, water animals and jungle animals in this picture. Help the animals reach their homes. Draw lines.

There is a horse, a bear, a buffalo, a hen, a dog, a crocodile and a frog. There is also a farm,a house and some trees.


There is a cow, a monkey, a giraffe and a rhinoceros and a jungle.


There is a small water body and some plants are growing inside it and some outside it.

Bow wow’, says the dog,

‘Mew mew’, says the cat,

‘Bleat bleat’, says the goat,

‘Roar roar’, says the lion,

‘Hello, hello’, says the child.

Poem — A Happy Child 
Story  —Three Little Pigs   UNIT 1

Teacher's Pages

The emphasis in this book is on developing language skills by using the mother tongue in the initial stages. The teacher’s encouragement and motivation are very important. Children are curious and love to try things in their own little ways. Do not correct their mistakes. Focus on the process of learning and remember that the child needs to be given activities that are exciting and stimulating.

The first Unit is about introducing the child to a process of learning following the concept ‘from near to far’ Allow them to talk and help them to express their thoughts by use of their mother tongue, visuals, pictures, sketches, single word questions and answers. As you introduce the text (both the poem and the story), encourage all the children to participate.

  • Develop listening skills

Read the poem/story aloud to the children.

Read it with emphasis on clear speech and correct pauses at commas and full stops.

  • Develop pronunciation

Let the children read aloud after you. Make them repeat

blow, flow, glow

 brick, kick, stick 

huff, puff, stuff  

  • Exposure to language

Use in the classroom by putting visuals and cue cards. sight words Let children read these:

  • Develop speaking skills

1. Encourage children to walk and jump like different animals. Let them make the sounds of ‘huff’, ‘puff'’ etc. with force.

2. Write two-letter words on the blackboard such as am he in is it me my so and start a contextual conversation by saying,‘She is agirl’, ‘I am a teacher’, ‘Please give me a pencil’, ‘He is a boy’, ‘You are so far away’, ‘It is a warm/cold day’ etc.

Provide opportunities to children for working and playing together in small groups. It will promote interaction, togetherness and team spirit besides encouragement for natural expressions.

3. Conversation based on ‘Role play’

  • Divide your class into four groups:Red, Yellow, Blue, Green
  • Let each group make a house.

Red—a hut Bluea flat Yellowa bungalow Greenan igloo

Red and Blue groups have to talk about all the objects in their houses.

Yellow and Green groups have to talk about objects around their houses.

Method— Each group uses low cost waste material (e.g. newspapers, cardboard, grass, leaves, matchsticks, etc.) to draw, sketch, construct or act out a scene from their house.


Boxes/old cartons for collecting leaves, twigs...Pencils / spoons, beads, string etc.

  • Develop writing skills / fine motor coordination

Writing needs practice before it becomes spontaneous and neat. In making the strokes show the child how to hold the pencil and use it safely. Encourage children to make different patterns/basic strokes by drawing them on the blackboard, slate/paper. Put two letter and three letter words on flash cards and show them to the children. Let them recognise the words. 

  • Raising awareness

Talk about turning off taps and not wasting water.