~Alex is 32 months~
This week we are focusing on identifying basic shapes.
Alex wanted to read Mighty Machines by Mary Bjelobrk
I made him some shape "race tracks" out of contruction paper. I thought this would entertain him a lot longer than it did (about 2 minutes), I may pull it out again later.
We played a fun game. I cut out some basic shapes out of contruction paper and layed them on the floor. I then played a fast song (Disney's The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room (Macarena Dance Version) ) and had him dance. Every so often I would shut off the music and tell him to quickly pick up the ________ shape and put it in the bag. He thought this was a hysterical and we played it 3 rounds. He did pretty good considering we haven't really focused on shape identification before. Unfortunately I didn't get any good photos of this game though.
After we were tired out from dancing we did a piece of directional art. I had pieces to make a car pre cut and I told him where to glue and where to put the pieces to create his car. He did pretty good listening to directions. He got a little carried away with the glue, but then again this is also a very new skill for him.
Next we worked on some pumpkin washing. I was inspired to do this from Counting Coconuts post. My set up was very last minute, she had a much better setup and tools. Alex still enjoyed doing this for a few minutes.