Posted in Fine Motor skills, Homeschooling, Learning through play, Our little wiggle, Sensory skills, Toddler's Activities

Learning through play – Simple Counting Activity

Here is a fun and simple counting activity for toddlers especially for those who loves Mickey Mouse. It’s very easy to set up, I got the printable online and it is designed to build their understanding of identifying numbers and how it’s represented using stickers. 

  
 This activity isn’t new, but obviously a really great one for developing Inigo’s familiarity with numbers and what they represent using physical objects. In this case I’ve kept it incredibly simple, which is often the best way to get him to learn, right? 

When the invitation is done, he started to sort the stickers ( actually i print only in A4 and cut it, so it’s not really stickers😂 ). Then we count how many set of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters we have. 

  
    
    
   
When I saw that his done sorting and counting,I tried to offer the counting fun template. The aim of this activity is for him to read the number and use the stickers to accurately represent it. I chose to have Inigo work with numbers up to 4 then eventually I added up to 5 to challege him further.   

    
 Seriously, this is such a great activity. It was so interesting to watch Inigo count out the stickers and add them to the column. I could see if he was able to count correctly, using one to one correspondence. I found that he knew more than I realized.    

    
  This wonderful Maths activity can also double to help his develop fine motor and sensory skills. Having said that, I chose to use glue to challenge him using his thumb and pointer finger when transferring the stickers.  

  
   

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Posted in Fine Motor skills, Homeschooling, Our little wiggle, Preschool Activity, Toddler's Activities

Learning through play – Blocks and Shapes…

This past few days I started doing constructive activity with chinito Inigo. We were focusing our learning on the topic that he really love. I am observing mainly on where he will lead me.

I dont want to force him with something that he doesn’t like. After all that’s the objective of learning through play.We had lots of fun learning and exploring together. However, I quickly learned that teaching my chinito is very different from teaching kuya A before.

When I would teach kuya A we could choose a time, sit down and move from one activity to the next with ease. With chinito Inigo it wasn’t quite the same. He likes to be moving and didn’t want to be seated most of the time. This was fine with me I don’t think he learns any less if he is pacing while I read a story rather then sitting down.

Above all else I want him to enjoy learning and foster a love for it. I don’t feel like I would help do this by constantly forcing him from one activity to the next when his heart is set on doing something else. He is only almost three after all so I am learning to be flexible and move at his pace.

Today we had a lot of fun activities using these wooded blocks. After sorting it by colors the other day this time chinito Inigo wants to sort it by shape. I’ve got the shape chart from google, print, laminate and voila instant activity!  

    
    
    
    
    
 

Posted in Fine Motor skills, Homeschooling, Learning through play, Our little wiggle, Toddler's Activities

Learning through play – Build a Bricks..

We are big fans of simple and easy activities that use materials we already have at our house. 

We came up with this quick activity today. Inigo and Isabelle have had a wonderful morning playing. Bricks is amazing because it allows the kids to be free with their imagination and be creative.

Added bonuses are working on colors, shapes and fine motor skills. It also develops and creates childhood memories through play. Although most of the time my one year old is happily distracting his kuya 😁😝.

   
    
    
    
    
    
   

Posted in Counting skills, Fine Motor skills, Homeschooling, Learning through play, Our little wiggle, Toddler's Activities

Learning through play – Blocks of FUN

When it is raining it means a lot of indoor time, but it doesn’t always have to be boring!

Our chinito Inigo have been playing with blocks so much. This by far has to be one of the simplest activity for toddlers that’s always on the move!

For me it was a win-win activity not only did he have fun But it also helped him improve his color recognition by counting and sorting.

Stay safe and dry everyone!

   
    
    
 

Posted in Family matters, Motherhood, Our little wiggle, Parenting style, Uncategorized

Happy 2nd Birthday #chinitoinigo

  

 Two years! I watch you sleeping and I can’t believe you’re already two! I remember how tiny you were when you were born. You came out a bit too early and we got worried if you will be okay. Well, nothing to worry about because slowly, the little baby grew into a precious little boy!  

   

Two years. I cherish every moment. I learned how big my heart is because I met you.I learned that I could give until there was almost nothing to give. I learned how far I could go without getting regrets of becoming a mother of three. I learned that a life of chaos with you and your siblings could be so fun! I haven’t learned everything yet, so if I fail you sometimes, please be patient with mommy. I will try again.

   You have the sweetest little voice and my goodness, you are talking so well. Communicating with you has gotten more and more fun because you can tell us what you need and want and you are speaking in full sentences. You even starting using your manners “excuse me please, thank you & you’re welcome bulol nga lang

  
You are smart, #chinitoinigo. It’s amazing what you understand and can communicate to us. You have such a loving heart. Sometimes you will grab my hand and say “UP UP” so we can play hide and seek. It is so much fun to see you interact with Nanay Celda and Lolo Bossing.You call Lolo Bossing”Boboss” and light up when you see him. And you and Boboss have a very special relationship. You love eating beside him and mimick him especially when he’s teaching you kalokohan.He loves you and plays with you and you two have a wonderful bond that I have loved getting to see grow! 

One of my favorite relationships that I have loved watching blossom is with our princess. From day one, you have been smitten to her- but in the last few months as you’ve gotten old enough to really play and love on her, you two have become the best of friends. You loves chasing her around, messing her around, singing with her, playing with her, and snuggling with her. Your love for each other radiates from both of you when you’re around each other. It is one of the most precious things I have ever witnessed… and I know it will only grow stronger. Princess Isabelle must be very lucky girl to have you!

Your dad and I talk about you all the time… we feel so lucky that you are our baby boy. You are building such a strong relationship with both of us and I know you will always be one of my best friends. I have so many special memories from the last 2 years. I feel beyond blessed – you are so unbelievably loved. What a privilege and thrill to get to watch you continue on this adventure through your life. You are such a gift

  

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Learning through play – A is for Alligator

We started our alphabet exploration and we begin with letter A. I am not sure whether we’ll do it in order. One thing for sure we’ll start with the letters that he likes most.

I guess it will be easy for me to incorporate his passion to animals and the learning of the letters.

You will be needing colored construction papers and a happy kid.     

Before starting he wanted to scribble on the paper so I used the opportunity of explaining the habitat of the alligator. 

I told him that alligator lived in water and he can draw a river.

  
 
    
When he’s done with his drawing he’s excited to paste the pieces.            

Presenting our letter of the week- A is for Alligator..🐊
    It’s always a must to prepare a snack to our #chinitoinigo who likes mainit na pandesal sa meryenda.😋   

 

Happy Monday everyone and stay dry! ☀️☔️ 

Posted in Baby Wiggle Updates, Motherhood, Our little wiggle

Quick update to our #chinitoinigo

#chinitoinigo is 22 months old today and i can’t believe that i didn’t post his lego theme birthday party. Give me more time🔜😆.

The little boy is so talkative though there are words that we really can’t understand. 

Some of his clear words-

Parts of the face:

  • Head
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Tongue
  • Teeth
  • he’ll also say neck and toes

Parts of the body:

  • Feet
  • Hands

When it comes to his favorite foods:

  • he clearly say milk
  • grapes
  • rice
  • itti (for spaghetti)
  • yoyet (chocolate)
  • eyk (cake)
  • biscuitst
  • toto (water)
  • ice (iced tea)
  • ba-ba-ba (banana – because of the minion song)

His expressive language:

  • ayk – for “i don’t like”
  • yes
  • Noooooo- for big NoO
  • eat
  • drink
  • shoes
  • ipers (for slippers)
  • ba – borrow

His also very OC when it comes to putting back his slippers and shoes. Kung san kinuha dun niya ibabalik..

Every night before sleeping he’ll asked all of the people closed to his heart..

  • Bobos- Lolo Bossing
  • Nanay – for Nanay Celda
  • Daddy
  • Ya- for Kuya Angelo
  • Besh – for Isabelle
  • Ek- for Tita Keke (when asked where’s Tita Keke, he’ll say Bay for Dubai)

I can’t think anymore too sleepy perhaps but i’ll definitely post more updates soon..