My little preschooler loves hands-on activities, and it if includes glue, it’s even better. After reading the very silly Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler we learned a little about the skeletal system and then made cotton-tip swab skeletons. What a perfect learning activity for the Halloween season.Continue Reading
Last year, my son did a report on an imaginary country he created. He decided that their national food was Fettuccine Alfredo (with chicken and broccoli). Fettuccine Alfredo is his favorite meal request, and he has now learned to make it himself.Continue Reading
When my oldest was about six months old, I handed him a board book to hold while I checked out my own books from the library. A kindly elderly woman scowled at me as I walked past.
“Don’t you think he is a bit too young?” she scolded.
Nope, in fact, I think it is never too early to introduce your baby or toddler to books! Books are the perfect gift for a baby or young toddler. Finding the right type of book for a little one takes thought, but it’s worth it as you watch him or her fall in love with reading.
My baby, who just turned one, received books for her first Christmas, when she was not even three months old. She did not engage with them until she was about four or five months old, but from then on, she’s been surrounded by books. True, some get chewed on. But I know that
Now that my son is fourth grade level, we have let go of copywork. That said, it is still important to practice handwriting. Writing cards to family and friends is a sneaky way we get handwriting practice in his life!