Thursday, August 13, 2009

Little Bro's Day - Counting Sea Life, Reading and Singing Songs

Little Bro had a busy usual, he was up and at 'em this a.m. and got right into doing his sea life counting work. He used sea life manipulatives and organized his work by either placing the sea creatures to the right or to the left and then set them up pretty much like addition problems..."one here and none here gives you just one"..."none here and two here gives you two"...and so on.
He then had fun counting in English, then Spanish, and then French. 

He then wanted to listen to the Smithsonian Sea Life alphabet book on CD with headphones, but Big Bro wanted to also be able to hear it, so they went without headphones.
Little Bro listened to the songs and followed along in the book, although he occasionally got up to dance a little to the music...very sweet to see him doing this.
He loves music and sometime just can't help himself but to listen to the rhythm of his feet!
All of the music and reading made him in the mood to sing other songs.

We have been working on the Continents Song and the Days of the Week Song.

Little Bro also had a blast at IKEA with his buddies. He is so excited, as he is so close to being tall enough that they generally let him come into the playroom.

Both boys love climbing on the rock wall and jumping into the ball pit.
Since our IKEA here is so new, they seem to keep it exceptionally clean.

Makes for a fun, different sort of playdate. We all adore their wonderful chocolate mousse cake too. We split a piece three ways...delicious!


Montessori Moments said...

Hi, Looks like another wonderful day you had! What Continents Song and the Days of the Week Song do you use? I just made mine up because I couldn't seem to find a good one:)

The Sunshine Crew said...

For the Days of the Week song, we use the one that is set to O' My Darlin':
Sunday, Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday...

Sunday, Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday...

As far as the Continents, I just went to You Tube and Did a search for Montessori and Continents and there were several, so I listened to them and then, had the boys listen to them and they chose this one as their favorite:

I do not have a good singing voice, so we tend to use CDs or You Tube clips for learning songs so that the boys will hopefully learn to carry a tune better than their mommy!
:) Happy Thursday!

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