Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Hello everyone! I made these cards ages ago and we use it to play matching game with our Safari Feathered Dinosaur Toob.  I’ll be posting our Dino Study this week for more dino-related activities that you can do with your little people.  Hope you like my cards.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 5, 2014

I’ve got lots of inquiries regarding the books we used in our human body and skeleton unit.  These books were from the library and they are amazing resources!  You can get them in Book Depository [aff.link] and they have FREE DELIVERY worldwide.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I got this from a friend and this mixture is very very simple!

Mixing a plain yogurt and food coloring (I used a small amount of organic food coloring) you will produce a yummy finger paint for little babies! The activity is intended for sensorial play and I was not encouraging him to taste or eat the yogurt.  But you know that at this age, babies mouth anything.

And the good thing about it is that big brother can join as well!  And they play with it for 30 minutes (I was able to wash dishes worry free)  Two kids (and a Mommy) happy with one activity. How cool is that?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Mavi is 16 months old.

Theme: Cow | Vocabulary: Calf | Shape: Square | Letter: A | Number: 1 |Nursery Rhyme: Hey, Diddle Diddle

MONDAY

Theme: Cow
Vocabulary Word: Calf
I introduced the theme by showing pictures of cows from book and pictures which I printed out.  He immediately recognized the cow and said “cow” without a hint from me.  At this stage he also loves to point out letters which he recognizes like c,a and o.  So everytime we encounter the word cow, we say the sounds of the letters.  He is also proficient in speaking the world calf.  He would say it as “cahhffff”, exaggerating letter F.

TUESDAY

Shape: Square
He loves looking at the picture of a square, and holding the object as well which was from Playskool Shape Sorter.  He can’t pronounce it yet, he just keeps on saying “ker”.    As part of the suggested activity, we walked around the house and looked for square objects.  We pointed to to floor tiles, counting the sides of the square and some stuff we found at the kitchen as well (biscuits).

WEDNESDAY

Letter: A
Mavi knows the letter A already, so this day was a breeze.   The activities didn't consume much of my time so I get to work some chores. I wrote the small and capital letter side to side and made him color it. The problem is that, my little boy doesn't like scribbling/shading, so after 10 seconds of holding the crayon and scribbling in any direction he immediately got bored. So I ended up doing the activity :)

THURSDAY

Number: 1 / One
This is the first time that I'm teaching him a number. To introduce the number, I did a similar approach to the letter A, I wrote the number 1 on a paper adding a label on it, and on the side of a paper I drew one dot. I told him "one", he said "an". I showed him the dot on the side, made him feel it by feeling the dot with his fingers on the colors.
We also wrote the number 1 over and over again on a piece of paper. I made him hold the crayons, and made him write the number 1 on a piece of paper, of course I'm doing the writing I just guide his hand.

Good thing we have this 1-2-3 toy form fitter again. He can identify the number 1 and now knows how to put the number in the right hole. Unlike before, he doesn't know what to do with this toy. So now, he keeps doing it over and over again, dropping the number 1 on the hole.

Friday

Nursery Rhyme:  Hey Diddle Diddle
Nothing much on nursery rhyme, it's just a repetitive recital of the poem. Even though we already have this rhyme on his book, I still printed it out and put it on the book just for documentation purposes.

Learning Wall

Since I haven't found a poster material, for the mean time, I used our wall for this week.

Montessori Practical Life

Opening and closing the barrels.