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Montessori Constructive Triangles

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Everyone has some sort of illness in this house so not much is being done. However, we managed a couple of activities! Lady P continued with Singapore maths. She’s finding it challenging but I know once she understands the basics, future maths will be easier!

She is currently practicing adding and subtracting using ones and tens. She can do it using her snap cubes but when it comes to writing it down, it can be confusing! But we shall persevere!

Cheeky girl tried the constructive triangles today and enjoyed using them.

I think she enjoyed the hands on maths! She also learned how to add using snap cubes! I was quite pleased for her.

Although we didn’t do much, they seemed to do well with the activities.

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Autumn already?

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The weather has been wet this summer! And now it’s autumn weather! The kids had a busy day today! They got more done then I expected as we are watching another Little person twice a week.

Yesterday was also a good day for learning! We have hit the ground running!

Because my eldest has ADHD, I’m attempting to create a better schedule. She needs to know what we are doing and how long we are doing it. This can be annoying for me but then I realised she NEEDS to know! It causes anxiety when she doesn’t know. I personally find it difficult creating a schedule we follow all the time because we are a home, not a school and I didn’t really want it to mimic school. I guess I’ll try somewhere in between!

ABCs

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Lady P is showing a genuine keenness for learning! She loves practising her writing! I recently bought ABC’s Write and Wipe!: Lowercase Letters [With Pen] (Kumon Flash Cards)She loves using them with dry wipe pens and especially enjoys using a baby wipe to clean the cards afterwards.

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These cards are great value for money. They are quite large, which is great for little hands that don’t have the fine motor skills yet to make small letters. On one side is a green picture with the word; on the other side is the traceable letter (this set is lower case). Usually, she will look at the picture, say the word then flip it over and write the letter. I usually help her by saying the sound of the letter which she repeats.

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This pack also comes with five additional cards that have smaller pictures on one side and traceable letters on the other.

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Overall, I give this product two thumbs up as they are a quality item which my daughter loves using!

Water Play

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So we finally had a nice day here in sunny Blackpool! I try to take advantage of every possible smidgen of sun particles as I never know when I will see it again! I took my little girl outside and decided not to get rid of that old baby bath I had collecting dust! I filled it with water and voila! A free water table!

I gave my little one a cleaning sponge, some cups and an empty bottle I cut in half (the end with the cap on it makes a great funnel). She also decided to use a paint brush that was lying around to draw on the pavement with water! I also showed her how to squeeze out the sponge into a container which is a good way for her to build strength in her hand! Overall, a successful morning activity!

Note: don’t put soap in the water as I did. Toddlers love drinking bath water! Why I’ve not figured this out by now, I don’t know!

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First Time Painting…

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Ok, so I’ve been avoiding painting with my toddler for 2 years. But I finally succumbed to the mess today when she decided to bite her baby sister in the queue at Tesco! It’s obvious she is trying to get my attention and I just need an activity that will hold her attention for longer than 2 minutes! *sigh*. So I grabbed an ice tray for paint, made some salt dough (recipe to follow) and had her paint her creations! And do you know what? When I relaxed and stopped worrying about the mess, I had so much fun with her!

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