When I was going through my photos I realized I've taken a few pictures of activities that we've been doing this week that either I've already blogged about, or are not really worthy of their own blog post. Here's a glimpse of some of these miscellaneous preschool-level learning activities that L and E (35 months) have been doing ...
We're a bit stuck on Rightstart Math - meaning that we've gotten through a quarter of the lessons, but I don't feel like the girls have the level of mastery of the material that I'd like, so we're going back and repeating some lessons. Using stir-sticks to create geometric shapes is actually one of the activities they are very good at. For some reason, putting objects into containers never seems to get old, either (the girls have been doing this since 1.5 years old)...
To practice the Rightstart Math concepts they were not so good at, I took out the Homemade Math Manipulative Hearts that I made a couple months ago, and the girls practiced identifying groups of objects from 1-5:
When I went to Target husband-free, I was able to refresh our stash of craft/play supplies and I bought a 24-color pack of playdough (yes, I know I can easily make it at home, but the flour we have around here is gluten-free and expensive, so I'd rather just get the store-bought kind). So the girls have been playing with their 'new' playdough nearly every day. Usually the theme is making food for their babies, but they use all sorts of great fine motor skills such as rolling, cutting with knives, etc.. Here, E is making shish-kabob:
I realized that I've totally neglected our puzzle-work when I was busy with my job (which I left a couple weeks ago). The girls have been very interested in puzzles lately. I'll have to get them some more complicated ones for their birthdays (I can't believe my babies will be 3 years old next month!!).
Of course there is daily art exploration going on around here as always:
I'm often having so much fun playing with the kids that I forget to take the camera out, so this is just a little glimpse of the fun activities we've been doing..