Two Rocks and a Chunk of Dirt

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Summer Holidays. I’m a teacher so I’ve got the entire summer off but I’ve been incredibly lazy with regards to homeschooling; but we’ve been out and about a lot– especially at the beach!

Today while not-so-Baby S was napping, I got out the Spielgaben for some free play (I suspect I wanted to play with it more than Lady P).

My goal for the summer is for Lady P to recognise her teen numbers and count up to 20 accurately. She still skips a few. We have been working on 11-13 for now.

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She is easily distracted but can count items accurately up to 13 so I was quite pleased.

Next, we did lacing and and tried our creative side with making pictures. There is a curriculum that goes with the Spielgaben but it takes preparation and I’m super lame this summer!!!

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Lastly, I found a game at a charity shop called Blokus. It’s great for Lady P because she has to try to figure out how all of the shapes fit together. I can see the wheels turning in her head as she tries to put the pieces together without leaving spaces. I never told her to leave no spaces, she tried this on her own.

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At the end of the day, both girls played in the garden. They decided to play with a tarp, two rocks, and a lump of dirt. I guess I’m too far removed from childhood to understand why they played for AGES with these items! But hey, toys are so expensive I guess they are saving me money!!! So I guess for a lazy day, we accomplished quite a bit!

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