Monday she played with Play-Doh.
Play-doh is a great way to let your kids explore and use their imagination. It can be mashed, rolled, squashed as well as squeezed which are all good for developing muscles in our little ones cute hands.
My daughter seems to enjoy pulling is apart, poking holes in it and using some cookie cutters to make butterflies and hearts. All great elements that help develop their motor skills.
Not to mention is also seemed to make her pretty chatty, she was making up stories most of which I could decipher while other parts I don’t know… her own language… I asked her if it was Klingon and she looked at me like umm…what?
I found this Glitter Play-Doh at Michael’s.
We worked on movement by singing and dancing. We hopped, jumped, stood on one foot, marched learned about our bodies and wiggled.
Here are a few of the songs to get your toddler moving:
Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes
The Ants Go Marching
Five little Monkeys
Ring around the Rosy
We also added scarves and hula hoops to jazz up the entertainment, she LOVED it! I was exhausted.
Moms/Dads you may be exhausted after this activity.
We went to Half Price Books, I personally prefer taking her to the bookstore over the library. It usually is less people and not as stressful. I set a limit to usually two or three books she can buy, so she sits at the table selects a few books decides on which ones she likes, put the ones back that didn’t make the cut, then we pay for our books take them home and read them over and over again.
We went on a letter hunt.
This by far was her favorite activity of the week. I found the container for under five dollars, the gluten free Corn Masa Flour for three dollars and the bath letters for six dollars all at Target.
For this activity place the alphabet in the container, cover the letters with flour and either call out letters, draw them on a sheet of paper or use flashcards like we did to find the letters in the flour.
This kept her busy for quite some time but I must warn you it can get really messy.
Today we had fun mixing primary colors, I began by showing her that red, blue and yellow were the colors we would be using to make our secondary colors green and orange. I then said which one is red, she pointed and I told her “very good, please pour it into the beaker on the orange square (I used construction paper to reinforce the colors we used)” she then poured the red in the beaker followed by the yellow and made orange. We went through the same process with blue and yellow to make green.
As you can see from the picture she was concentrating. This activity not only teaches about colors it also helps your child work on concentration and builds coordination.
I found the Beakers on amazon, the construction paper at hobby lobby and the assorted food color at Target.
Enjoy your weekend!