Today has been a good day. I felt like my old self for the first time in ages. I managed to do lots of activities with the children and take them out, all on the same day! The housework didn’t fare quite so well though!
Tabitha found this old pink series activity and was able to complete it with a bit of help.
She then asked to use the hundred board and I gave her the first twenty tiles to work on. She then had a go at picking random numbers out of the basket and finding their place on the board. She has been trying really hard to find the hymn numbers in church recently but finds it rather frustrating, so hopefully this will help her understand how bigger numbers work.
I set out an invitation with some paper and shape stencils. She turned one of her drawings into a snowman (yes, Frozen eventually crept into our house).
I originally purchased these stencils as a much cheaper substitute for the Montessori inset boards. They are fantastic for practising pencil control and strengthening hand muscles.
Tabitha went off in a sulk because she couldn’t colour in as fast as me without going over the lines, so when she came back I suggested painting instead.
You may have noticed that there are more photos of Tabitha and fewer photos of Aaron recently. I am finding it really hard to engage him in anything that isn’t Minecraft. He does enjoy Komodo but anything else is a battle, even leaving the house, although he’s happy enough once he’s out. It’s something I’m putting a lot of thought into at the moment and I do have a few ideas to try out.
After lunch we took their bikes down to the park to collect autumn leaves and conkers for crafts later in the week.
We came back from town with a new alphabet puzzle for Tabitha. She is eager to move forwards with reading and writing, but we do need to revise some of the letters and sounds.
Aaron produced some very complex and detailed drawings with his new pen. His drawings are often representations of games such as Angry Birds or Mario, even though he hasn’t played them much.