I got out the farm magnet set for Nathan this week. He was enthralled! He loved pulling them off, but actually tried putting them back on the dishwasher, and into the barn too!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Tot School - Freestyle
Jim had this past week off! He had been working insane hours for the last three weeks while he wrapped up things at his old job. It was wonderful to have this time off before he starts his new job tomorrow. We were all pretty wore out from the previous three weeks of insanity, so this past week was pretty quiet. There was lots of napping, resting, getting caught up around the house, and just playing on the floor with the kids. I believe that playing with your kids on the floor is where real, authentic, learning occurs. We did very few planned activities, and lots of imaginary play and exploration. Not that planned activities aren't wonderful, I love them! However the key in my mind is a healthy balance between free play and planned activities.