The wind has finally changed here in Georgia and the cool air of Autumn has finally made it’s way to the Peach State. Gone are the days of short sleeves and shorts it was good while it lasted. I am super happy to welcome the cooler temperatures, being a Northern I live for the cold.
Another fun filled theme has taken over our home for the month of August. After and exciting Ocean theme, Dinosaurs have stomped their way into our learning classrooms. I kicked off this wonderful theme by reading little J “How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight” he loved the book and it has become a favorite for us to read.
During the month of July our theme was “The Ocean”. I set up one part of little man’s classrooms to reflect this study unit. The prep was pretty easy since I had a lot of materials already on hand. He was so surprised when he woke up from nap to see the area, he spent 30 minutes exploring and bringing items to me.
We had lots of fun doing this project together.
Examining animals and naming them.
From top left to right, foam puzzle sea life counting book, sea star textured painting with blue sugar, ocean life magnets game, number counting frame using sea animal, dolphin tissue paper craft.
Sea animal matching cards activity.
It’s hard to believe my little guy is turning 20 months old in a couple of days. Time flies when you are having fun. I foresee many more fun days ahead of us.
- Color Sorting
- Animal Naming
- Building Towers from Tallest to Smallest
- Color and Shape Touch and Feel Flash Cards
Ideas for sorting objects, pouch tops (I had people with children collect them because we don’t do pouches), water bottle and milk tops.
Working on shelfwork
I followed his lead and I made him an musical instrument book. These pictures can be found on The Helpful Garden .
As a working mommy I try to fit in as much quality time with my son as possible. I don’t work on Fridays and weekends so I make those days count for us. Even though I do work I leave prepared activites for my little man to do with his caretaker. How do I find time to prep activites for him while working? I am blessed to have the kind of job where I have some downtime at least 2 hours a day and I also prep things when my son is napping on my days off.
During week 2 we went to the library and picked up some books about musical instruments. My son loves anything that has to do with musical instruments. I also picked up the DVD “Zin Zin the Violin” he loves it. I am not huge on TV watching for my son but gave in on this one because it’s viewed like a story book and music playing according to each instrument introduced.
When my son was about 3 months we introduced the sippy cup…I know what you’re thinking, seriously 3 months? To our surprise, he loved it. Never underestimate a child’s abilities.
Weaning Table set up
So we have decided to do Throwback Thursday posts for those moms who are just getting started with early learning with their little ones…so here is the first post of many to come.