Kayleigh worked on letter recognition by watching her new dvd Brainy Baby : ABC's . We caught a massive 70% off sale over at Brainy Baby and I was able to buy some of the videos that I've had on my wish list. It was even better than I thought it would be. I really like how it introduces lowercases letters too.
We worked on shapes and colors with her Nuts & Bolts set. She really loved these and played with them through out the week. She had a little trouble screwing them on as she kept turning them "lefty loosey" instead of "right tighty" but that didn't stop her from trying.
She also had fun working on her colors with this Paint Brush Color matching file folder game from COAH. (Scroll down to find it.)
We practiced sorting small, medium, and large caterpillars from COAH. Or as Kayleigh calls them, "Daddy, Mommy, and Baby." She loved, loved, loved this. It was her favorite activity of the week.
We used these butterfly number cards for a couple of activities.
We tossed bean bags on the numbers that I called out. (I pointed out the correct number too. She doesn't really recognize them yet.)
And we did her favorite, counting and jumping on them. That never gets old.
My favorite was when she turned her LeapFrog Guitar into a violin using her mallet.
We worked on fine motor and 1:1 correspondence skills with our pom poms, tongs and flower ice cube trays. For once she actually did it. With the tongs. Putting ONE in each spot. It's a miracle. LOL We got the tongs at IKEA and the cube tray came from the Target $ spot. The tongs worked great. We've used a couple of different pairs that we had around but she wasn't able to control them. She did great with these.
And I have to say that Kayleigh is really enjoying the new school room. I think it is a big part of why she is finally being more cooperative for tot school. When they house is too quiet you'll often find her here. A future Sonlighter if I've ever saw one.
Lastly, we finally made it to the zoo. You'll remember we did a zoo theme a few weeks ago. Better late than never. LOL Her favorites were the meerkats, elephants, and giraffes.
Be sure to head over to 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tot's have been up to.