Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here is a video of him reading the last page.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
- It's very independent Art! The chalk is very easily wiped off with the eraser.
- I can leave it out because chalk is so easy to clean off of any other surfaces
- The boys can work on it together
- Short pieces of chalk encourage the tripod grasp
- Writing on the wall encourages proper hand positioning
- Chalk is very forgivable. If you make a "mistake" you just erase and start over
- It gives a child that "I'm Writing on the Wall!" feeling without the mess:)
Friday, October 23, 2009
I hope Costco gets the Collections back some day. I would buy them just to get the bigger size! Anyway enough of my ranting! Caden is loving the first book in the set. He can read all of the words himself. I love hearing him sound it out but we are going to stay on this first book until he gets the flow of reading a book. Does that make since? He sometimes skips pages or words or reads the words in a random order? He is so proud of himself and he has already read it to several family members! I decided to add some pages to his spelling activity to match the characters in the book. I'm hoping this will help him get familiar with the characters because they are used through out the books!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Remember This? Me and Caden decided to do it again but this time he kept on adding more cars.
This is how it turned out when he was done. We still don't have a pink car:)
While me and Caden were playing Drake and Daddy were doing this:) It was funny because every time Nate would put blocks in Drake would say "Thank You". Too Cute!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
First up is the sensory tub. I made draw string bags for each of the sensory items(colored rice, black beans, pinto beans, river stones) and I store them in the green milk create that the sensory tub sits on.
- Involve you child- "You haven't played with these trucks in a long time would you like to put them away and pick something new?"
- Be clear as to where things belong so that they can easily put it away themselves
- Rotate often rather then cluttering the shelves with too many toys.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thanks for the great ideas! I have a friend who just had her 3rd child and is trying to figure out how to have alone time with each of them. Do you accomplish that, and if so how?
I do strive to have a little alone time with the boys each day. Most days I accomplish it but if I don't it's no biggie. I play with all three boys in the morning time. Sometimes all of us together sometimes I skip from one to one as they start up a new activity, and sometimes I just sit back and watch, all ways there to jump in if need be. At 9:30 I feed Jack and he takes his nap. Once he is in bed(10:00) I let Caden have his 30 minute computer turn(educational games). While Caden is on the computer I focus my time on Drake (reading books, coloring, snuggling, doing an activity, or just following him to wherever he wants me to be:) At about 5 till Drake goes potty, I brush his teeth and he goes down for his nap(10:30). I then tell Caden he has one minute left on the computer and then it's his time with Mommy. He loves this time so he usually quits right then and I ask him what he would like to do and we do it. Sometimes I have something planned or something in mind but usually we wing it. Jacks gets so much time with me while nursing that I don't worry to much about getting a specific 30 minutes with him, besides it seems like his favorite thing is to watch the boys do their activities. So that's how I do it:) We also try and get alone time with Daddy, it's a work in progress.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The weather has been nice so we have been venturing outside. The boys have a great time hauling rocks and pine cones around in their wagons! Caden couldn't get up this hill because he had so many rocks!!
Back to basics. We have a play date in the morning and I didn't want to put out anything to busy. Floor Toys
Tonka Cars, Hotwheels, Farm Clickeroos??, Small Wooden Blocks, and Big Vehicles. Like I said before we have a play date in the morning and he is a car loving boy so I pretty much put out all cars:)