We love doing puzzles. They're so great for a kid's developing brain. They help with building logic, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness. Peg puzzles use the same type of grip that is used for holding a pencil, so spending time doing peg puzzles is another way you can help your child build the fine moter skills needed for writing.
Bug just took the pieces out.
Boogie took all her pieces out,
Then put them all back in.
She can do harder puzzles then this, but this is the one she chose. She loves Curious George.
I love math. Math can be used do so many amazing things. Budgeting, trip-planning, baking, telling time, building robots and siege engines, making the best volcano, and so much more. So why then do we insist on making math boring when teaching it to kids? We drill multiplication table that kids don’t really understand until they start to think that math has to be confusing and boring, and they start to hate math. We’re doing things a little differently, we plan on teaching math to our kids without using math books. Even if you feel like you need the guide of a math book, I hope you’ll also try to incorporate games and hands-on activities into your child’s math learning.
So let's meet the kids:
Boogie will be three in a couple weeks. She counts to 10, but always skips 5, and can quantify up to 3.
Bug is 13 months. At this point we're exposing him to math concepts, but he's not ready to master anything yet.