This is Gizmo,you may not recognize her because she’s recently gone incognito.
Although her past few days have been very full pretending to be Tangled(Rapunzel) she has also mentioned an interest in doing school things like her big sister.
In between social engagements obviously.
I thought that we should start with the ABC’s first. She does know some of them but not quite all of them yet.
I know flashcards were Cat’s first intro into the world of the alphabet, numbers and shapes, and she really seemed to like them. But Gizmo is not at all interested in them.
So I’m trying to find ways to combine learning and playtime.
This was our first try at that:
I made a letter in our backyard with a hoe,easy now as the Summer’s intense heat and lack of rain have done away with most of the grass back there, and we filled in the lines with rocks that we gathered. She liked it so we’ve done a letter every day since this first one. We are up to letter G now (don’t worry I won’t have a post for every letter!) and Gizmo wondered if we couldn’t paint some of the rocks that we use tomorrow. I actually think that is a very good way to extend this activity. I want to make a batch of chalk paint and have her go over the rocks on the letters we have already made. I’m hoping that doing this will reinforce the shape and lines that make up each letter.
I have other ideas to explore the letters further and hope to share those soon.
Does your child like flashcards or more out of the box ways of learning? I’d love to hear about it or see any links to this subject.