D is 19 months old
I came across Tot School as I was looking for activities for D last week and have decided to join in the fun. Last week's theme was winter. We focused on snow and penguins, though D still doesn't really understand that snow is cold. Darn South Florida winters! Actually I would love to be able to play in the snow with her, but for D "snow" was packing peanuts.
She enjoyed finding things in the snow, some snowflake matching cards and her Little Einsteins friends. And enjoyed putting them back in, until show found a better game to play. She thought it was far more fun to get in with the snow than just use her hands to search through it.
D made her snow picture. (See my previous post.)
D then made a penguin puppet. She liked coloring the bag and gluing the penguin parts to the bag.
D has started making me crazy by tilting her head and saying "cheese" every time she sees me trying to take a picture.
And of course we finished this project by pulling the pieces off again. I think the only part left today is the head (which I helped her glue on).
We wrapped up our "learning" about snow with our Muffin Tin Meal.
I am one of those moms who believes that kids are meant to get messy. When I taught Early Childhood, the parents knew that their kids would get messy in my class because I knew that they were being productive and having a good time too. For some reason with D, I am okay with finger-painting, and even when she spills all of the "snow" out of the bucket. But, I have been hesitant to give her yogurt since she started insisting on using a spoon by herself. Now I do give her a spoon for ice cream or macaroni and cheese and other things that won't make a big mess if they fall off. This week she had some yogurt on her own. I think it was a learning experience for both of us!
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