Exploring Colours

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R was 15 months old at the time of this activity

We read, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”.  R loved the book and had me and her aunt read it to her a number of times.

I thought it would be fun to make our own version of the book, so I had R do some painting.  I got her to paint a solid colour on one page, and once it dried, I cut shapes out of it using my Cricut machine. I hope to use our homemade book with R as she begins to say colour words and have her recall their names.

We also practiced a colour poem today. As I repeated the words to the poem, R and I practiced the actions.  She enjoyed doing the lake and sun actions. Continue reading

Oh the benefits of Free Play

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R chose to play in her designated kitchen cupboard.  Although pulling out all the containers make a huge mess, they also offer the perfect opportunity for practicing cleaning up. The greatest benefit is that R also practices sorting skills as she returns the containers and lids to their rightful places based on size and shape.

Other activities she chose included rolling out the yoga mat and practicing poses she’s seen me do, playing with various vehicles while talking on the phone, pushing her little couch around and throwing herself around on couch pillows.

The most interesting thing happened while R played with the fridge magnets.  As I watched her while sipping my cup of tea, she collected the magnets off the fridge and attempted to attach them to multiple surfaces.  A huge smile was plastered to her face as she realized that they stuck to the garbage can.