Kayleigh is currently 19 months
We had an interesting week this week. Kayleigh was feeling particulary persnickety and that always makes for some excitement. LOL
Our theme for this month is "Fall", mainly some extras dealing with apples, pumpkins, and leaves. And I really want to focus on her colors. I hope to accomplish the latter with our much loved Mega Blocks.
She tends to be at her worst during big sis' first subject of the day, Bible. As soon as we bring out the Good Book, look out, here comes trouble. I thought I'd try giving her some "work" to do during this time. We're using Stick Figuring through the Bible for Mackenzie and Kayleigh is always trying to get into that too. So I put her at the table with her own "work". A coloring sheet pertaining to our topic.
Back to the drawing board, I guess. LOLWe tried out a a couple of new Tot Tools this week.
First I had her spooning autumn jewels into an autumn shaped ice cube tray. She really loved it the first day! She even tried to use it the manner that I had intended. Eventually she gave up on the spooning and started using her hands but I was very pleased. I think the spoon needs to wait a little longer.
By the end of the week she had her own uses for them. And they didn't include my ideas. LOL
I had a great video of her revamp but blogger isn't letting me upload it. =o(
The next thing we tried was pouring pom poms, or puffies as my girls call them, back and forth into cups. She like the puffies, she liked the cups, she had no interest in pouring them back and forth. Pouring all over the floor was great fun, however. She also spent time moving them by hand into the other cup.
We attempted lacing beads this week and they did NOT go over well at all. She made attempts for about 30 seconds and got frusterated. I tried to give her a hand which really cheesed her off. Next thing you know they're flying through the air. She didn't even want to build with them. We'll be putting those away for a while longer.
I brought out her Smart Shapes and Stackers which is one of her all-time favorite Tot School toys. She will play with this non-stop. Not only does she loves putting the pegs in the box and dumping them all over the floor, she even likes to play with them as they were intended. Very exciting! Plus we get to "learn" shapes and colors.
For her "project" this week, we made a red apple. I had her work on tearing paper again. This time I used tissue paper and she had no problems. So now I know she can tear tissue paper and books but not construction paper. =o) Then I spread glue on an apple print out and she stuck on the paper. Well, she stuck it on for a few minutes. Then the glue got on her fingers and she was horrified. End of project. LOL