For a while now I've been wanting to make sure Miss H was getting some good learnable moments in during her days at home with me. I love that I can spend all this time with her and I want to make the most of it still having a lot of fun. After scouring the interwebbings, a lot of people hold "tot school" in their homes and use various methods of structuring learning for their little ones. It was OVERWHELMING, to say the least. So much in fact that what started out as some simple ideas quickly got all mushed up in my head and I felt completely lost. I had to step back and decide what my goal was, what I really thought was important for her and what would be enjoyable.
So we are in our first week of
This week: Nurtrition/Healthy Foods
On Monday we had to do our usual grocery shopping trip so I made sure to do the usual and point out and talk to her about the foods at the store and what we were putting in the cart. She is mimicing a lot and will repeat pretty much anything you ask her to. Currently her favorite things to visit at the store are the Mangoes (I'm sure its because she thinks theres a chance I'll bust one open right there and then for her...she's still waiting for that day. She loves them.) And of course the live lobster tank. What kid doesn't like that? Later in the afternoon after naptime I let her play in a sensory bin filled with beans...
|Digging in the beans for buried plastic fruit and veggies|