Stringing pony beads on pipe cleaners. Big hit! She did it every, single day. Even on the days that she refused to do anything else.
Using an eyedropper to transfer water. Huge bust. She could not get the hang of this at all. Getting the air out to allow the water in is apparently not a skill for a 2.5 year old. LOL
Scissor Skills. This is always a hit but she was struggling with it this week. A couple of weeks ago she did a great job cutting up Sissy's script for her VBS skit. Apparently this skill comes and goes depending on whether the situation is inappropriate or not. Later in the week she decided she was going to try and cut Sissy's hair. She couldn't, not only because she's not good at cutting, but because our kids scissors won't cut anything but paper. Now I'm not so sure I'm in a big hurry for her to master that skill. =o)
We practiced our letters A-D with our KinderReady Eric Carle Alpha Clue Cards. She did a pretty good job putting the puzzles together and was even able to recognize the letters A & B. Yay! And she's also doing a great job singing her ABCs. I've got to get a video before she starts singing "L M N O P" correctly. LOL
She played a paint can coloring matching game and did a great job. It's really old. I made back when I was still teaching other people's kids. Just goes to show how important a good laminator is.
Our last tray was stickers. She was frusterated with this. It's been a while since she's done stickers and she had a hard time getting them off the paper, even though I had removed the background paper. And she really got upset if I tried to help her.
Learning Games and Toys
We practiced our numbers, 1-5, my matching our number magnets and foam puzzle pieces to the numbers on our number poster. (How many times can I use the word numbers in one sentence? LOL) Mackenzie helped her count 1-5 because Kayleigh didn't want to do it herself.
Then we put our puzzle pieces back into the puzzle using a hammer. A great way to get out your aggression while learning.
Our Lauri Toys Smart Shapes and Stacking Pegs, which is usually a big hit, didn't get a lot of attention this week.
Our Melissa & Doug Lacing Beads were also tossed aside rather quickly this week. I was very lucky to catch this picture.
She finally got to enjoy her Melissa & Doug Jumbo Blocks that she got for Christmas last year. I decided since Christmas is almost upon us again I should finally put them together. She had a great time playing in the castle that Mackenzie built her. She's yet to build anything herself. She likes to sit on them though.
We practiced making capital As and Bs with our HWT wood pieces. She did a great job making B by just copying mine. She had a little more trouble with A. I'm not sure if it was because she didn't get it or because she was just playing baby mind games. She seemed to think it was funny every time I corrected her.
Our letter this week was B. We read about Baby Moses and made Moses in a Basket.
We Batted a Balloon while dancing to our Brainy Baby Sing Along Songs.
We also started our B is for BumBleBee page in our ABC book. We haven't finished it yet because Kayleigh wasn't in the mood by the end of the week. Our B is yellow but it does not resemble a BumbleBee yet. I hope to finish it tonight.
She also colored the cover to her Book.