Today I had planned on posting a Storybook Art project, but I am not feeling a hundred percent with a headache and sore throat. Keep your finger's crossed I'm not coming down with some thing! So I here's another post, this time of an activity Daddy did with ER.
We're still working on the too many babies in bed problem, and find ourselves negotiating with ER on a daily basis about how many babies can be in bed with her. On this morning, she and Brad were playing in her bedroom when he decided spur of the moment to turn things around and get her involved in a learning activity. He and ER set to work sorting all babies by type, all the duckies, the kitties, the lone giraffe, puppies, bears, mice, and baby dolls all together.
Teachers often refer to this type of thing as a teachable moment, meaning it's when an opportunity for unplanned teaching arises and you take advantage of it. They often lead to very meaningful learning as they are student interest driven. What teachable moments have you had with your child lately?BYW: If you think this is a lot of babies, you haven't even seen half of them! The rest are downstairs, on a shelf outside her room, stuffed in toy bins, in the closet toy chest, and "visiting" her Grandparents. She's so spoiled it's ridiculous, and you'd better believe she remembers each and everyone one!
She also likes for all of her animals to be joined up in families, and remembers if one particular puppy is the Mommy, which one is her baby, and who the Daddy is. Hysterical!
This is part of Sarah's Kid Friendly Friday, full of things to do with your kids. Come on over and link up something you've done!