Counting Boards with Sandpaper Numbers I made him, these show what he's doing all the same. Though I knew he was ready, I can't believe how easily he took to this! He already knew the number two before I even said it, and after only one time with the work, he knew the numbers 1-3 the next day. He tends to trace the number after he puts the pegs in rather than before, but he does count as he places them. Seeing that he learned so quickly, tracing afterwards clearly works fine and may make more sense for him. I have a feeling I am going to have to get working on making 6-10 really soon!
The most exciting new activity for Tyler this week has surely been playing with balloons. I can't tell you how many times a day I hear him exclaim "Balloons! Yay!". I quickly created several different ways to play with them:
As I edit this post, Ty is standing on the bed throwing the balloon into our ceiling fan, which is turned on low. It somehow hasn't popped the balloon, but is instead causing it to fly all over the room each time it's hit. Very entertaining for us all and I'm glad he found a way to meet his goal!
Though I don't have photos, I do have to add that my husband and Ty have greatly enjoyed playing catch outside. Ty can not only catch a basketball from a couple feet away, but now a full-sized football too! Good work to them both!
Ty and I have been up to playing some great toddler games lately. I highly recommend all of these!
I already blogged about a few recent art projects here, but I had a few more art projects planned this week too. Unfortunately, air quality advisories have delayed those until further notice. For now here's two simple ways we created this week, as well as a new place for Ty to do art:
I am excited that this is already my 100th post! I have to look-up exactly when my one year blog anniversary is, though I'm pretty sure it's sometime in November. I'm starting to think about doing a giveaway... Thanks to all of my followers and commenters, as well as to all of the other great Mommy bloggers out there who keep me inspired! I'm so glad I've joined this community of amazing parents and educators!
Linking-up with Carisa's Tot School.