Before moving out to the States, the kids attended a wonderful playschool in Australia. The teachers there were amazing. Although they were mostly under the age of 25 (eek gads I’m old), they were loving, attentive, smart, and beautiful. It was quite obvious that they truly cared for the kids and wanted them to not only enjoy themselves, but learn!
So as SAHM I’m trying to make sure our kids don’t lose any of the wonderful benefits they gained from daycare.
Today, while N was still napping, J and I looked into numbers! I made up colorful flashcards from 0 – 10. Each card had the number written with correlating amount of dots and the number spelled out. Then I had a stack of colorful cocktail stirrers for J to count with.
I had J trace each number and count each dot with a stir stick.
Then I had J count the number of sticks with each card.
THEN something awesome happened….J came up with his own game with the numbers and sticks.
He lined each stick up with each dot on the index cards!