Friday, September 16, 2011

Cutting and Time

Miss Mega is 1 year 1 month old
Zilla is 3 years 11 months old

Two of the things which Zilla has really enjoyed working on this week are his cutting activities and practicing with the clock to learn about time.

Each day there is one cutting activity from the Kumon Cutting book in his drawer.   I could print up and prepare my own things for him but this book has better variety and the order of progression is well thought out.  In this picture above Zilla is working on cutting out a mobile.  Mega of course does not want to be left out so with a play dough plastic scissors and origami paper she works quietly by his side.

Zilla's other main interest (and by association Mega's too) is working with the clocks.  We have a Sesame Street Flip-and-Learn chart which includes pages such as counting, seasons, days of the week and this particular page.  Here we see what happens at different times of the day.  Each picture includes a clock so Zilla is going from morning to night matching the times to his clock. On nice thing about this clock is that it winds like a real clock.  It also has a window beneath the dial where you can see the time in digital-style numbers.  This can be used to check and see if the hands have been moved to the correct place.
Hopefully in the next week or so we will be able to put together our own chart, complete with clocks, showing a "normal" day at our house!

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