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!  

    
    
    
    
    
 

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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 Fine Motor skills, Finger painting, Learning through play, Our little man, Preschool Activity, School, Sensory skills

A is for Apple painting and stamping

After the awesome writing and counting lesson we also tried to used apple for a more fun filled activity.

I chopped the apple vertically and little A
got started right away – dunking and stamping, dunking and stamping, again and again. Then we used the Q-tips for adding the leaves.

And then he started to draw apple tree, I was so amazed that he was like demonstrating on how to paint apple tree. He was so sure that if we mixed green and red it will be brown color. And that what he used for the trunk, and then he added nest and birds and apples. I was just watching him as he was enjoying the day.

The end result {besides a toddler with multicoloured hands}? A beautiful masterpiece that could be hung and displayed or used to wrap a gift.

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Posted in Learning through play, Our little man, Preschool Activity, School, Uncategorized, Writing skills

Writing and Counting Skills – A is for Apple

We have been doing a lot of math and writing activities over at our house this week!

In connection with little A’s lesson in school we did the A is for apple fun learning activities. In case you’re wondering why I mainly focus with writing simply because writing is not his cup of tea. He always have reasons every time we are doing exercises so as much as possible I wanted to add spice to our lesson.

All the printables are all free to download from 2teachingmommies.

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Posted in Learning through play, Our little man, Preschool Activity, School

Pretend Play – Picnic in our room

After a long week holiday today is back to normal and the school starts again. Luckily, little A’s sleeping habit didn’t changed despite the holiday kaya walang naging problema sa gisingan.Yes!

Anyhow, this week theme is about Being safe and healthy and his assignments are to bring plastic and pictures of fruits.

I bought assorted fruits from Gift Market for aed 2 each. At dahil natuwa ako I’ve got all the fruits na meron sila like grapes, apple, mango, orange and banana. When I saw the fruits kasi all I’m thinking was we could use it for our pretend play.

And I was right the moment little A saw the fruits he asked me if we could have picnic in our room.

Who am I to say no to a very thoughtful boy! He knows kasi that im not allowed to get tired so I should be resting kaya he brought everything into our room.

Of course I should insert some points here and explaining to him that fruits are healthy and we should eat fruits. After a brief discussion of the importance of eating healthy foods, he started to prepare our food. He served cookies and breadsticks.. yan ang healthy!! haha

We had so much fun that even when we are done eating, we continued our play by using our white board and marker to draw some fruits and practice his writing and
spelling skills.

Simple toys can make a big difference to a child’s imagination!

Have a blessed Sunday everyone..

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Posted in Counting skills, Our little man, Writing skills

Writing and Counting skills – P is for Pumpkin

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to post
the activity we had this week. And because I loved free things, I wanted to share the free printable I’ve got from 2teachingmommies.

It’s a complete set to practice the writing and counting skills of your preschooler.

Here in UAE we had a long week holiday due to Eid Al Adha.

And to keep our little preschooler busy over the holidays we made a fun activities at home.

Here is a cute pumpkin ideas that your preschooler will surely love.

Presenting our P is for Pumpkin activity.

The set includes:

Letter P tracing and Pumpkin coloring – I wanted to laminate this sana for future use kaso costly so I just glued it to his learning journal and used marker and crayons.

Pumpkin Pre- Writing Practice- used pencil for tracing but in the end we end up using orange marker para cute! hehe

Pumpkin Number Puzzle – little A needs to arrange the number in order.

Pumpkin Size Sort – little A lesson are now in big and small, this is a great learning process of sorting.

Pumpkin Counting Skills- With the use of his lego toy, little A will count how many seeds in the pumpkin and match it to the corresponding number.

Pumpkin Clip Cards- using clothespin little A will clip the number that matches the number of items on each card. I liked this so much kasi this is also a great tool for fine motor skills and easy way of learning of counting.

P is for Pumpkin worksheet- this is from confession of a homeschooler. You can download it for free and your preschool can learn the proper strokes of uppercase and lowercase letter Pp.

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Posted in Learning through play, Our little man

Pretend Play – Restaurant

Little A has really been into cooking and baking. Whether real food or pretend food, I can say that this is something he really like doing.

So I thought I’d make him chef for the day. The chef costume was a gift from his grandmother,I told my mom kasi na mahilig kaming magluto at bake and mas cute if he will wear chef outfit while doing some baking and cooking activities. So di mother mega hanap sa Divisoria. Ang sweet noh?!

Little A wanted to serve his guest with hamburger, hotdog sandwich,chicken nuggets and dessert.

And because his busy preparing the food he ask me to invite everyone for a soft opening of his restaurant. This is like meet and greet Chef Little A. His restaurant is open from 10 am to 5pm only.He’s sleeping na kasi by 6:30 kahit walang pasok.. hehe

If you love to try the newest trend in town then better made a call now for reservation.

See you there!

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