Now We Are Four!

KW joined us on November 10, 2010. Thanks for following our journey as a family!

Friday, September 14, 2012

All Up In Her Business

The Tot School I have going for KW is really very simple - we are doing activities from Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready by J. Oberlander. There is one activity a week for every week between birth and five years. Since we fell behind last year, I just skim through where we left off until I see something I am not sure if KW has mastered yet.

The hardest lesson I am having to teach during this time is to Lee. It is to please stay out of the activity. Don't encourage her to do it any other way then I have showed her. Don't introduce new elements to the activity. You already know how to do this; this is just playing for you. I have an activity for you next. Need I go on?

She loves having him there. She certainly loves to follow his direction more than mine (much more fun). He is getting better at staying quiet and being patient each week, but - wow! - he is happy when he can complete the activity. I let him do it in the spirit of "showing her how it's done".

Here we are stacking spools. The goal was to stack them by two's. To begin to understand the concept of 1-2. Then we tapped them to the rhythm on 1-2. She really got into this and danced a jig around the kitchen. Then we built tall towers and knocked them down - much more fun.

Finally, we (Lee) brought an old favorite, "Where is the spool?" She continues to love this game and squeal each time we reveal the spool. Remember when learning was so much fun?

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