Monday, February 8, 2010

New Activities

Posted by Kero at Monday, February 08, 2010
 for Andreas that is =)

About a week ago, I added the six-piece jig aw puzzle to  our morning activities. Andreas will scatter and step on them for the first few days before allowing me to guide his hands on where to place the puzzle pieces. I just patiently sit beside him and assemble the puzzle repeatedly while he flips around the pages of his story books. Because this is the age where they want to be involved in just about everything, I waited for his curiosity to tick. Soon he was seated on my lap and understood the concept that the pieces had to be arranged so we can see the yellow school bus and the brown, fluffy teddy bear.
The jigsaw puzzle is a give away from Abbot during the Mother, Baby, and Child Show we attended last year.

Of course he still cannot put the jigsaw all together but i see him from time to time studying the pieces and uttering eeyow for yellow. It is the first color he recognized. His tiny hands will attempt to arrange the pieces and they end up stacked on the - at least inside the frame hihi.

We are getting there, darling. Mwaah!

Now this i'm guilty. I think we bought the magic slate a little too late. We have coloring activities from time to time so that when he got acquainted with color pens, I no longer thought of buying any other material for scribbling. Besides, I found them expensive when i checked once.

Over the weekend, while trawling the mall, I found this inexpensive magic slate with stamping pads for AED 35 (P438) at Toys R Us. I checked with hubby if we can buy it and he said yes. I'm glad we did bought one finally because Andreas is enjoying the scribbling - and erasing. He will sometimes ask us to guide his hands draw  a huge circle to fill up the board and he chuckles in delight.

As for his flashcards, I decided to stop them for a week now. I only want him to be familiar with letters and numbers but i do not want him to memorize C is for carrot.  Instead we bought him magnetic letters. The first time I handed to him the board with those letters, he recognized letters k, m,s, and z and made their sounds. I know the flashcards helped him a lot to know those and that is enough for now.

2 sweets for Kero:

jehan on February 9, 2010 at 12:53 AM said...

hi Kero! sorry ngayon lang ulit nakadalaw talaga sa blog ko. thank you very much for adding my (simple and random) blog to your list...

i'm from la trinidad btw. your son would definitely enjoy climbing up and down the stairs. haha! the Grotto was our refuge when I and my classmates felt down during those thesis and project study days, haha...

judys424 on February 12, 2010 at 3:46 PM said...

That's a great drawing pad! Saves the trees too :) and minimal kalat haha..:)


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