Saturday, August 27, 2011

Tot School – Letter A

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For a few months now I have been looking into starting some kind of very relaxed and easy home school preschool activities for Liam and I to do. Although we do puzzles and read books the large majority of the day I wanted activities for us to sit down and do that will help him learn letters, numbers, shapes, colors, etc. After weeks of searching the internet every night after he went to bed I finally fell upon a program that I fell in love with, it was exactly what I had been searching for. The best part is that all of the printables are FREE!! Score! If you have a little one that you are interested in starting something like this with you have got to check out 1+1+1=1

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Last week we worked on the letter Aa, the color red, object – apple, and the shape of a circle. I saved all of the printables to my computer and printed out the ones that I thought Liam would enjoy the most, one per day. Next week I plan to try a few different ones that I didn’t last week just because he did enjoy it so much I think that we could do a little bit more than I had anticipated. What I love is how they stress that each child is differant (and actually each day is different); where as one kid may sit and do a project for a half our, another may sit and do it for 3 minutes and that is okay. It is all about focused 1:1 time to develop early learning skills through “play”.

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Every day when he would finish his project we would hang it on the fridge and almost every time he would walk through the kitchen he would point and either say “A” or “Apple”. It is amazing how fast they pick up on things. He also learned to draw a really great circle :-)

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In addition to the printables we also came up with a fun apple game of putting fake apples that i have on my dining room table in a cupcake tin. He loved lining them up in their. (Wish i had a picture).

3 comments:

The Bignon Family said...

Awesome! I want to do something like this too, since N is a little young still (IMO) to start MMO or preschool, but I want to take advantage of this time when they are little sponges. I will look into this, and would love to hear how it continues to go for yall!

Bev Johnston said...

I LOVE this!!! Tracey and I are going to be swapping kids one day per week (we're too cheap for preschool:)... this will be a great tool!!!

Stephanie said...

This is so cool! Thank you so much for sharing! Even though Cati will be starting school this week, this is great for activities for us to do together in the afternoons.