Thursday, January 5, 2012

Where Does It Belong?

A few months ago I started color boxes and activities, but the Wee One didn't take to it like I thought.  I put colors on the back burner and focused on things she did like.  I admit I was a little disappointed because Mister and Ladybug loved learning about colors and I was excited to do all coloring, painting, and color exploration I had done with them.  However, while reading a book I was surprised to find that she knew her colors, so I took the opportunity to do a color matching activity.

I taped a red rectangle and a purple construction paper rectangle to the floor and on half-way across the room I put a bucket of red and purple objects for sorting.  I purposely filled it with more objects than I thought she would do just in case this was a home run.


Placing the bucket across the room satisfied her need for carrying and grouping objects in other locations.

Before we started we walked over to the colors and I said, "This is red" and we touched the red.  We repeated with purple.  I showed her the bucket and told her to pick something and take it to the rectangles.   She correctly matched many of items, but insisted that I come with her each time.  After 10 minutes she was distracted by a squirrel and didn't return to our game, but I consider it a success. 


Squirrel distraction
Now, the quetion is do I do some of those activities that I had planned, or do I move onto something new?

2 comments:

  1. This is good, good stuff. I was going to do something similar with my girl but I wondered if it was too advanced. Good to know your wee one had success and now she's given me the oomph to try it at our house!

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  2. Glad you like it! I left out the bucket for a few more days and Mister and Ladybug enjoyed sorting too. Let me know she likes it.

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