Saturday, September 8, 2012
Homeschool Preschool Week 3
L and E (37 months) have just completed their 3rd week for "Homeschool Preschool". We're still trying to stick with a daily routine, but it's become a lot more flexible. There are days when they clearly want to play without me, so I let them play while I get some work done. Other days, L will refuse to call me "Mommy", just "Teacher" and both girls beg for their activity boxes. We just go with the flow.. Here's a review of the types of learning experiences we've been doing...
We also started playing a game where I draw a shape or line and they take different markers and trace around it to make a pretty rainbow-colored design:
There are also plenty of file folder games, pocket chart activities, and other educational toys (this is just a sample, the girls have been doing a lot more):
They also enjoy trying different things with their learning activities, like seeing how quickly they can complete them, or using chopsticks to pick up the pieces:
Chopsticks, tweezers, and tongs are also a favorite tool for all sorts of creative playing, like transferring fruit-shaped erasers into bowl:
.. and putting playdough 'candies' into a silicone ice-cube tray
I also took out our costume box for lots of dramatic play fun:
Even Baby H (11 months) played along:
This week's 'school' has been a good balance of learning and playing (as it should be!).