He went up a big curve in the last few months discovering puzzles and games. It's a little exhausting to have "play" Cootie and ROCK ON! (Geology Bingo) on repeat, but I'm glad he has found them. He even likes to take out the adult games and make up games with the pieces.
He's never been that into drawing, coloring or writing, but we crossed a big hill a few months ago when we finally got out our Usborne Books & More. Wipe-Clean Starter Collection (7) and discovered Dot-to-Dot .
What works now is to ask him if he wants to do DtD or the Wipe Clean books while I'm prepping dinner or lunch. He'll do three or four DtD pages on his own in that time, and his choice between letters, numbers or any of our other wipe cleans. I feel pretty good with this as it's the same amount of work he appears to do in a day of daycare (their pre-preK work) or more. So the, maybe, 15 - 20 minutes he spend on it 3 - 4 days a week feels right.
We hit a slump in our reading materials a few months back, but I feel like I'm finding my grove again (so hopefully that means a book list in the future!). Collections seems to be the word on the street here and anything with at least five stories in it he likes to sit down and hear.
Just So Stories
My Book House, Volumes 1-12 Volume 2: Story Time is wonderful. I hadn't been using Volume 1 very much, but finally thought to see what Volume 2 contained and it was just what we needed. This has gotten me thinking a lot about the types of stories we give our children as examples.
Hoping to get a couple of these collections with some Usborne credit I've been saving next month.
I just started back to focusing on music in the home again after noticing that My Book House recommends classical and folk songs in the footnote/small print.
We've been enjoying
Schumann's "Album for the Young"
Beethoven Lives Upstairs
And that's what we've been up to recently!
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