Category Archives: Spielgaben

A Good Start

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We have had a brilliant start to the year!  Lady P is working well!  Im trying not to make anything too tedious for her!  She has calmed down now that she has a regular routine!  The summer of no routine didn’t make her overly happy! 

This week has been warm so we spent lots of time outside!

We also did lots of work!  She is progressing through her Reading programme.  We are doing daily calendar time; maths using all sorts of manipulatives including our Spielgaben!  We do daily bible activities and some sensory stuff for the littleuns!

Yesterday cheeky girl got her immunisations and was allowed McDonalds for being brave!  She was excited to have mummy time! Then she had swimming lessons. How has your first week been so far?

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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!