I am listening to/watching: Monk S 4, E 3
Mood: Hungry, anxious, loved
Time: 5:50 pm
I am writing this really late because I decided to hang out with Noah and watch a movie. Mom life right?!
Noah is a hard sell on learning his ABC’s and numbers. He knows has known his shapes and colors for over a year. I have not pressured him into learning anything as this can cause him to hate learning before he even gets going (1). However, I have found a few tricks that I would like to share.
Peg puzzles: If you have read my blog you have probably seen my rants on not giving little children puzzles. However, peg puzzles are a lot less of a night mare with a little one. Noah has had a really positive response with the peg puzzles, we are learning a bit more about ABC’s and numbers thanks to these. These have done the best with recognition.
Flash cards: These were not my first choice but ABC Mouse was a bust. However, when Noah feels like he really wants to learn he brings the flash cards to me (numbers, and ABC's). I love it, it makes him feel like he has a say in his learning.
1) Berk, L. (2012). Infants and children prenatal through middle childhood. Pearson Publishing.