Since I began teaching five years ago, I have taught fourth graders. Now, I am teaching a different kind of learner. Yes, I am still going to teach fourth grade this year. What I am talking about is teaching my son, a two year old. I'm used to teaching ten year olds, but my two year old is like a sponge, learning all kinds of new information. So, lately we have done "school" at least once a day. I'm not pushing it at all, but he has LOVED it so much and ask for "more shapes". Here is my little student.
I cut out a triangle, rectangle, square, and a circle. I put them down in one color (here it was orange) and I give him one purple shape and say what it is. Then, he matches it with the orange one. He got this one down immediately!
Lately, he has been interested in numbers and we count things pretty so I did the same thing as I did with the shapes, but instead with the numbers. In the beginning he had a hard time matching the number 7, but he has it now.
And of course, we have to do a little victory dance when we match them all up!
The next activity has been the hardest one so far. Matching the letters of his name. He has a hard time with "a" and "n", although I'm not sure why because I don't think they look similar. We start out with his name like this.
I always tell him "Now, look at it." before he puts it where it goes...
We also did a little fine motor skills activity today using pipe cleaners and a kitchen strainer.
Are there any other toddler/Pre-K learning activities that you can tell me about? These are not my "normal" lessons/activities that I am used to teaching! :)