Once again we’re at our favourite activity, painting. Today it’s painting with Q-Tips (cotton buds)
And I’ve included our favorite activity to hone Angelo’s writing skills.
We got out our washable paint and some q-tips and I’ve pre-written his name for him to trace.(I’ve got this brown paper from Homes R’ Us – it’s actually wrapping paper)
This fun activity provides an opportunity for Angelo to learn how to write his name. I wrote his name on paper with a marker. Remember to write the first letter using a capital letter then the rest in lower case. I let Angelo trace over the name with the Q-tips. By repeating this activity, he will begin to understand the strokes on how to write his own name!
It was fun and easy.
It wasn’t crazy-messy, which was a bonus.
When he’s done he went straight to our easel and he was so excited to write his name.
Do you know that there are a few shapes that need to be mastered in order to write. I don’t know if they have to be mastered in order to be able to write, but it may help with neat handwriting and cause less frustration. Some of these shapes include vertical lines , horizontal lines , circles and etc.
I knew our easel will play a big role in preparing the little tot to write.My aim is to help him to write without switching hands and strengthening his arms.
Chalk help create drag so it’s an easy way to help strengthen his hand and pincer grasp.
Easel or A3 paper taped on the wall
Chalk or pencil
Draw dots to be connected on the easel. We started with vertical which Angelo find it easy. As he get more proficient we tried horizontal,zigzag and curves or slopes. maybe next week we’ll try shapes.
Need a last-minute craft that you can do with your kiddo today to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
This craft is very simple and easy!
What you will need:
Large puzzle (you can used the old one yung di na complete)
1. With the used of paint brush and acrylic paint we draw the heart shape and let it dry. While waiting little A started to paint the large puzzle( Just turn the puzzle pieces over and paint with at least two coating on each piece.)
2. Because the puzzle pieces are very thick I had to helped him to cut it into small pieces. So while I’m doing the cutting he’s starting to glue all the pieces on the heart shape.
3. After the heart is filled with pieces we personalized our card by writing our special message to daddy A.
Isn’t it lovely??
A precious reminder that we love every single piece of daddy A.
For a toddler who is always on the move long road trips can be tough. Especially when they finally become conscious that they’ve been trapped on their car seat for a long hours.
One of our stress buster is refocus his energy by playing “Create a story”.Each of us takes a turn narrating any stories that we may think. This game is such a big hit to little A.
Last weekend after eating breakfast I had the chance to finally arranged all of my compiled recipes I was planning to write it in my notebook.
Of course knowing how active little A he then asked me if we could play our “create a story”. This time instead of narrating he wants to put it into illustrations. He wants me to draw his story. Ok, this is a sign that he’s bored and he wants something to do. So I grabbed his small pad and pen and I set aside what I planned to do. He then started to narrate his story..
Little A – One day there’s a little boy.
Mommy – What’s the name of the boy
Little A – He said his name “Little A”
Mommy – What is he doing..
Little A – He’s holding a balloon. So many balloons..
(So I complied) I drew 4 balloons and asked him to count. I also asked him the shape of the balloons. I even hold his hand so I can guide him to draw as well.
He then asked me if we can draw mommy and daddy.
After seeing the illustration he said “no mommy”. . I asked him why? Mommy and Daddy will also hold balloon.
A simple activity using his imagination.
A simple aid to build his vocabulary and communication skills.
I’m amazed how much faster the time passed by we were so engaged! Before I knew it I need to prepare again for lunch time.
We are working on reading skills of little A. At his young age he has a passion on books.He can read by himself the famous book of Eric Carle – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. And the proud mommy is hopping like a bunny!! hehe
With his eagerness and to enhance his reading fluency I decided to create a fun way to learn some of the sight words by magically making them appear when painting the paper.