Friday, December 30, 2016
Vito is 38 months.
Starting 2017 by sharing what’s on our shelves for the month of January! For this month, we will be working on penguins (preschool style), along with other Montessori traditional work. I’ve been wanting to introduce penguins since December but we were so busy with all the holiday preparations that I decided to postpone it a little bit and introduce it at the time when “all is calm and all is bright” (more sun in January!). Feel free to skim through Vito’s activities and you can leave comments if you have queries.
I post photos in my Instagram everyday for the activities. You can check it or follow me to see how these materials are put into action!
Monday, December 19, 2016
Mavi wanted to practice more of reading the time, especially when it comes to reading and writing “quarter to” and “half past”. He seems to be confused with the positioning of the small hand. So with this, I made a few activities for him to work afterschool. I am sharing these activities as well as the printables were are using (yes it’s free!).
Friday, December 16, 2016
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
We are loving this educational board game! I chanced upon this in a local bookstore, and hesitated to get one though I know Mavi will love it as he enjoys geography activities. Then one day, while I was looking for Christmas presents in Amazon, some BrainBox sets were on 50% off including this World edition. I purchased it right away and anticipated for days so Mavi and I can play the game as I was sick and couldn’t do any physical activities.
Monday, December 12, 2016
I’m introducing Vito to some of the Christmas symbols which he has been seeing all around here using these cards. If you are interested, here are 8 iconic symbols of Christmas and you can download a free copy using the link below.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Now that the boys are older, I’m starting a new Christmas tradition (other than having a Christmas tree) that will have a meaningful effect in our little family. Aside from the festivity and receiving presents, I want the boys to feel the love of the family, drawing us closer to each other, to other people and to God. I want them to remember that Christmas is all about giving, not receiving things for themselves.
We’ll open and read one advent book each day (but for sure we’ll be reading them all throughout the month!). It’s similar to the Advent calendar but instead of having toys, we’ll read a really good book about Christmas. I wrapped the books already, and randomly select a few to display under the tree for Vito open. (Mavi said Vito can open all of these everyday)
Friday, December 2, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
We are currently sick (Vito and I), but the good news is Vito is on his way to recovery (antibiotics) while I’m still suffering from cough and flu. Though I don’t have any fever but I don’t feel like doing anything at all, just wanted to lie down, sleep or just relaxing my mind from anything. For me to be able to rest and recover, I decided to come up with Christmas tray activities for Vito to work independently with minimal supervision.