In an effor to keep "M" occupied while "J" was doing his shapes, we gave her a new sensorial activity to help with those fine motor skills. She had to transfer colored pompoms from one container to another using a pair of tongs. It took her a bit to get the hang of the tongs, but she worked at it for quite some time until she mastered it. We talked about the color of the pompoms as she moved them.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
"J" is working on Geometry right now in math. He needs to know the number of faces, edges and vertices of parallelograms, trapezoids, spheres and pyramids. So, to make it more interesting we tried a little hands-on learning trick I have seen in several books. I wrote the name of each shape on an index card. "J" drew a card and used marshmallows and toothpicks to construct the shapes. He did great, and had fun at the same time!