Well, we are back from our trip and trying to adjust to Daylight Savings Time (Colombia does not have such a thing). We had a wonderful time with family and even my spanish improved. I definitely need to study my verb tenses though since I felt rather limited speaking in the present and future tenses.
This morning I slowly re-introduced our regular school time routine with my dd and it became clear that my ds wants to become more involved. I never thought that he would abandon his train set and cars for school work. Is this really my son??? But, there it is, I have to come up with some activities for him and I have decided on the Brightly Beaming Resources free curriculum.
If you haven’t seen this website before, then you should really take a look. It is full of simple ideas for introducing schooling to the youngest children. I have decided to do the Preparatory Curriculum which is laid out in weekly themes; colors, numbers, shapes, and letters are also covered.
The first week is about cows. I have a bunch of library books on hold since we are starting this adventure next week, but I have made up a few printables in the meantime. I want to have some “educational busywork” on hand for when my dd needs a few uninterrupted minutes of school time. I made a simple puzzle with a picture of a cow, tracing and dot pages for uppercase and lowercase A, a tracing page for the number 1, and a simple size sorting activity with squares. Download the pages here.
How have you included your toddler in school time? I would love to know!