Hello happy Campers!!
I have decided to do something a little new here!
I have decided to share all of the fun learning and educational things I do with Holden.
Everyone always talks about how advanced he is
(his Dr called him 'remarkable'). He is actually ready for Kindergarten and he is only 2!
I created the following camping themed packet (which you can download in my etsy shop) and redecorated the learning and play space into a camping theme to go along with it!
Here are some of the activities and how we use them!
The Marshmallow Alphabet
Put the marshmallows in a small cup or dish (we put them on this tray) and spread the capital letter cards out. One at a time choose a marshmallow and match to the capital letter.
We also used these to spell words and names, using capital letters where they were needed.
Write The Room
Have you ever done this activity? It is a favorite at our house.
Hang or hide the picture cards around the room. Give the tracing cards/sheet to the child and have them walk around the room finding the pictures. As they walk around the room have them trace the words they find. When they get older and can write on their own, no longer needing to trace, just give them plain lined paper and let them write the room. Eventually they can write sentences and make stories with the words.
Montessori Three Part Cards
There are many ways to use three part cards so you choose what you think your child is ready for. The first and easiest way to use these cards is as vocabulary cards. Just show your child the card and tell them the name of the picture. Another way to use 3 Part Cards is to leave one sheet uncut. Then, cut out the cards on the other sheet. Have your child match the cards to the correct place on the full sheet. Make sure to have them say the names of the pictures as they match them. You can also cut apart the two sheets making a matching/memory game.
The traditional way, and our favorite way, of using 3 Part Cards is a great learning activity. On one page, cut out the cards so that the picture and words are connected. On the other page of cards, cut out the picture and the words separately. Lay out the cards that have the words attached, have your child match the pictures to the cards and then have your child match the words. Once your child can master this and can start to identify and read the words, just work on matching the words to the pictures (without words). You can start with half of the amount of cards, depending on the age and attention span of your child.
There are many other activities (including number recognition and math) included in the packet in my etsy shop if you are interested please go check it out HERE.
Please check back for more coming soon!
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