As always, we spent a good part of our morning playing with Raya's kitchen stuff. This has been one of the best investments ever...wooden and by KidKraft...if you're looking for a gift idea you should look into this stuff! :-) For some reason all ages are obsessed haha.
|Harper's been on a little bit of a naughty streak, which often leaves Brielle feeling uneasy in her presence LOL|
|Naughty? Who me?! :-P|
|How big's Brielle? SO BIG!|
|She has the best scrunchy nose smile! :-)|
|She was not enjoying her ponytail today|
|In the time it took me to snap this picture Miss Harper got pinch happy---how can this picture be so stinkin' cute and yet so pitiful, all at the same time?!|
First, today we made rainbows out of fruit loops and cotton balls. They loved it! They squeezed out the glitter glue, arranged the fruit loops, and made the clouds. Sawyer kept saying "this was a really fun craft Shawna!"
Then we did some cutting and pasting pages from one of Raya's new books
This book is a little old for her (for ages 4-6) but she LOVES using a scissors and gluing so I help her and she gets it done (although not pretty haha). These Kumon books are awesome. I got this one at Barnes and Noble...they are a little more expensive than generic workbooks but very nice and well laid out. They start for ages 2+
These are the first two pages Raya did
She still struggles with a scissors, but she's not even 3 yet (sometimes I forget haha). I helped her hold the paper and she cut ....they look just like the example photos don't they?! ;-)
She was so excited for Sawyer to do one with her today
|Sawyer had fun too---he's just making a "Mad bulldog" face to match his bulldog picture haha.|
The book has lots of other cutting and pasting activities too---the animal faces just happen to be Raya's favorite :-)
Also as a heads up, did you know Walmart has these sticker books for only $1 ?! They have reusable stickers which is great...and they have all kinds of different skills in them. They are more for the 2-3 age range I'd say. I'd say they are too young for Sawyer skill wise, but still fun.
My mom and dad found awesome learn to read book series from Discovery Toys (love that brand) at a garage sale. Raya can't read yet obviously, but she's still loving me reading the books to her.
And if you haven't discovered these yet, you really should get some
You can get these just about anywhere, including walmart. Raya has had this one for awhile...she's probably ready to move up to a 3-4 age one. But they are great because the individual flip card sets are perfect for sticking in your purse when you need to kill some time out and about.
So that's where we have been with Tot School lately. Raya actually has PRESCHOOL open house next week! I can't believe she'll be going to school in the fall...yikes! Granted only 5 hours a week, but still haha. As a school psychologist myself I think I'm getting a little nervous about her going to any kind of school, because I want her to be one of those kids that really impresses the teachers---I don't want her to be behind! Hard to be behind at age 3 I guess, but it doesn't hurt to do our Tot School every day as long as she keeps loving it :-)
And to end, a random pic of the girls from yesterday