(OK, who's singing and craving Jell-o right now???)
I have waited for this day for so very long...the day that our girls finally discovered the joy of coloring books. I LOVED to color as a kid (and I may have even bought a few coloring books along the way, well into my college days...of course I did that under the guise of my one semester as an education major...but they were really for me!).
The girls still don't much like to color for coloring's sake...they most often scribble an entire page one color...but give them something to do in a coloring book, and I've recently discovered, they're golden!
The girls worked for over an hour one day last week. You'll see B correctly drew lines from four bees to the number "4", and on the opposite page she counted the apples and then colored 1/3 green, 1/3 red, and 1/3 yellow.
Baby A counted 13 bolts, in five different shapes, coloring each shape a different color.
The girls also love to practice with their scissors. They asked me to draw some shapes on construction paper so they could cut them out. They worked and worked, and then asked me for two additional pages!
|Here are some shapes that Baby A cut.|
|Here's B, so proud of her star.|
|Baby A designed these flowers herself! And here's her new "pose" when I ask to take her picture with something...HA!|
During the last 20 or 30 minutes of our "quiet time" together, when B is still upstairs (hopefully) napping, I've pulled up this website a few times. It has patterns for letters and numbers from the foam shapes. Baby A LOVES-LOVES-LOVES to follow along.
Just wanted to share some of the fun around these parts. I'm always looking for new ideas...what's keeping your kiddos engaged these days?