With Vito’s current obsession on letters, I’m focusing on letter recognition, phonics and writing from hereon. Our activities in March are mostly revisiting past activities and doing a lot of extensions. Check the details below to know more about it:
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Vito is 39 months old.
There is nothing more precious in this world than seeing your kids work together peacefully LOL. During the midterm break, I prepared some activities which both of them can participate in. It’s not just about the academics, but my main purpose is for them to learn how to work together as a team and bond as brothers. So aside from learning about flowers, the boys also explored the animals of the world using our Animals Continent Activity Sheets. Mavi was so ecstatic to this with Vito as he loves animals (he said he’s an expert) and geography.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
This midterm break (for Mavi), I’m trying to setup activities that both of the boys (3 and 8 years old) can participate in. One of which is learning about flowers and what they are made of. Now, even though Mavi has done this a lot of times already (when he was 4, when he was 6) , he’s still eager to do this activity with his little brother. This is something new for me though, doing the activity with two boys, making sure that it is engaging to the little one, but at the same time able to relay information to my 8 years old. Anyway, you can skim through the post to see how I made the boys work together in the activities I prepared for them.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Hello everyone!! I’m so happy to let you know that I now have a blog directory! This is a visual organization of all my posts (archives) categorized by age and topics. You can easily access this by clicking the image on the upper right corner of my blog with this icon:
Monday, February 20, 2017
Are you observing St. Patrick’s Day? We do! It’s usually one of the most colorful time in Ireland, where everyone is just so happy and festive. Anyway, with all the green and rainbow decors around, I’m preparing Montessori working trays for Vito as we approach the celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Mavi will be doing a lot of work for St. Patrick’s in his school so I spared him from this. My aim here is to introduce Vito to the symbols of the celebration and he’ll be exploring these in our activities.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Valentines Day season is always the time wherein the boys and I would talk about flowers. Not just because it is Valentines Day, but this is basically the time wherein we get to see spring flowers starting to bloom out from their buds. We see them everywhere, in the backyard and front lawn, parks and of course in our neighbours’ houses. My knowledge on flowers is very limited, I only knew of some tropical flowers from my country and Asian countries. Of course, there’s always the rose, tulip and orchids… but no, I haven’t heard of daffodils, crocus and poppies not until I stepped foot in Europe.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
For the month of February, my entry for the 12 Months More of Montessori Learning is all about how we learn and explore colors at home. If you are looking for more ideas on how to extend your color activities at home, then this is definitely for you! At 39 months, Vito is knowledgeable of all basic colors and I just have to nurture this knowledge through planned and spontaneous activities.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Because I’m often asked of the puzzles we use at home, I’m sharing what we have here to give you idea on what my 3 years old boy loves. Some of these puzzles are way too advanced for Vito, so we usually start working the puzzles together. But as he gets used to the material, he would at times insist on working it on his own and occasionally would ask for assistance.
*We own all the puzzles in bullets below.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Vito is 39 months old.
This month, I’m helping Vito explore the Asia continent . We’ve started continent study last year, which was followed by an exploration of the penguins in Antarctica. We occasionally look at Mapsand work on the continent puzzle, and based on my observation, Vito is ready to learn Asia.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
The boys are crazy over this Laser Maze Logic Game. I came across this logic STEM toy while I was scouting for learning materials for Mavi’s “optics” activity. Mavi loves solving the problems in the task cards and Vito on the other hand is fascinated by the effect of the laser light on the target.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Vito is 39 months old.
We are exploring dinosaurs till mid of the month and we get to used our Playmobil dinosaur sets!