Today was a good day for activities! Yesterday I hardly had any for the letter Q and besides picking out the quarters with tweezers, which he did for a long time, he hardly spent any time on the other things I planned. But today he was in project mode. It helps when Tiffany, his mom, gets excited about doing them.
I suggested he paint my decorative rocks red and then wash the paint off. But we ended up going on a rock hunt for rocks he could keep painted.
This was so much fun and he also painted the paper that was down to protect the table. And Brinley enjoyed sorting through the rocks. Luckily, she doesn’t put everything in her mouth anymore, but since these rocks look like something to eat, we put her right on the table in front of us with them.
I had planned for him to glue rice onto these red Rr’s. When he saw the rice container, Brodey asked me what was hidden it there, since thats what we do a lot of times. So I hid the quarters in there from yesterday and he never did glue it on the R papers. We also put out the popcorn kernel tub from yesterday and he mixed and played with both, measuring, scooping, and layering in these tiny containers. He wanted to use the tweezers again as well, which is super good practice on fine motor skills and patience – picking up rice with tweezers!
This was out if he wanted to play with letters, I was going to ask him to slap, cover, or pick up certain letters with this hand. I also planned to test him by asking him to give me the letter that says a certain sound but he was not interested in this today. Brinley liked dumping the letters and playing with them though. This got his attention right away! He was excited to construct a rainbow. I had cut out variegated sizes of colored paper to fit together for a rainbow. He had to find the largest arch first… and kept it going. It was not so easy for him to tell which was the largest one left, I think because of the shape. But he could tell if he chose the wrong one. Tada! He was so pleased with how it looked when it was complete! He likes using a glue stick too!
Brinley can actually color now!
Her discovery basket had random shaped boxes and tubes as well as some board books. Suddenly, she is into biting the board books and actually got a couple chunks off before I took them away for now.
She can entertain herself just carrying something around, putting it down, picking it up, handing it to us, and taking it back.
There were random R things on the table, rolling pin, rectangle, (and there was a rooster and a rabbit in the puzzle) Some letter R’s from puzzles and several books titled with the letter R. Of course, the rolling pin got used with play dough. He always gets his play dough in!