|Jonathan is 25 Months|
We had a busy, social week! We had a couple playdates, which we always enjoy. On the days we weren't out and about, we also began to focus on the lowercase letter b. This week we looked at bears, bananas, and buses.
We focused on John 6:48 I am the bread of life from the Songs for Saplings CD. You can print out resources from the Totally Tots website. I am always so amazed and encouraged to hear Jonathan singing along! He had a lot of fun banging the cymbals along with this song.
This week, we read several books. Here were our favorites (click on the title to see the post):
- Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
- Banana! by Ed Vere
- The Wheels on the Bus by Ed Zelinsky
- The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
We worked more on counting. We counted some bananas I printed and laminated and we also used our counting bears:
Games & Fine Motor Skills
We did a Heads & Tails puzzle along with Brown Bear, Brown Bear that I printed from 1+1+1=1's Brown Bear tot pack.
We also worked on our Melissa & Doug Basic Skills Board- a puzzle that Jonathan enjoyed, but he's still not very proficient at all the clothing items.
And we did our Melissa & Doug Upper & Lowercase Alphabet Puzzle. Jonathan's pretty good now at recognizing the lowercase letters a and b!
We did more bear hunts this week-- along with lots and lots of renditions of the Wheels on the Bus!
We reenacted Brown Bear Brown Bear using the templates on DLTK kids. We listened to the audio book read by Gwyneth Paltrow.
And we reenacted the Seals on the Bus using the fun template from Making Learning Fun. Jonathan had fun matching the laminated animal card to the animals in the book.
We did yet more Do-A-Dot pages for B is for Brown Bear, and B is for Bus. Jonathan loves these!
We worked on using a glue stick as we glued paper fruit (bananas) into a fruit basket:
This was the first time Jonathan used a glue stick. He did well when I helped him turn the pieces over- he patted them on the paper very gently. Afterwards he just liked spreading the purple glue- it didn't matter which side of the paper- he just liked spreading the glue. I guess he just enjoyed the process!
As I mentioned, we had a couple of playdates this week. It's great practice on sharing. Jonathan has began a "mine" stage-- every toy is his. He may not be playing with it, but if a friend shows interest, suddenly the toy is mine. He obviously still has a lot to learn about sharing-- it won't be long before Gracie is trying to play with his toys.
So-- question for other moms:
how do you help your tots learn to share? How do you address the heart issue behind not sharing while still understanding that your child is young and it's a hard concept to grasp?
This post is linked up to Tot School at 1+1+1=1 and What My Child is Reading at Mouse Learns, Mouse Grows.