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Letter Search with Stickers

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Sweet Pea is 36 months old.

From: The Activity Mom did this quick letter matching activity, which I think originally came from Crunchy and Green.

Material:

Alphabet stickers. (You can get these almost anywhere. We found ours at Target.) Letter matching worksheets. (Start with the partial alphabets worksheets on the top row and only […]

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Interview with Elmo’s Mom

Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: Back around New Year’s, Amy posted about her yearly family interview on Teach Mama and then I recently saw something similar from Nicole at Tired Need Sleep.

Material:

Pen or pencil. List of interview questions. (Amy has a down-loadable one here or you […]

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Audio Books

Sweet Pea is 35 months old.

From: A friend recommended the young-adult book The Lovely Bones. I figured that the young-adult categorization meant it was practically a children’s story so I began listening to the audio-book version of it. In the car. With Sweet Pea strapped into the back seat. 67 seconds later […]

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Reusable Workbooks / Kumon’s My First Book of Tracing

Sweet Pea is 29 months old.

From: I had a comment from Barkey’s Mommy on my Kumon Let’s Color post recommending something like this. I also saw this entry describing how to create re-usable workbooks at Teaching My Little Bookworm.

Material:

Kumon My First Book of Tracing (or any other appropriate workbook). […]

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Drawing in a Sand Tray

Sweet Pea is 27 months old.

From: A traditional Montessori lesson involves showing children how to draw letters in a tray of salt. I saw this activity using sand instead of salt at Chasing Cheerios.

Material:

Strong shallow box or a jelly roll pan. Non-toxic sand or salt to cover the bottom of the […]

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Melissa & Doug – Bear Family Dress-Up Puzzle

Sweet Pea is 26 months old.

From: I have been looking for some good puzzles / toys for Sweet Pea and I just loved this fun Melissa & Doug Bear Family Dress Up Puzzle that I saw at The Learning Tree.

Observations: There are 3 bears and 5 different puzzle pieces for each […]

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Letter Puzzle

Sweet Pea is 25 months old.

From: Sweet Pea’s chunky 4 and 5 piece puzzles were getting too easy for her so I picked up this letter puzzle from Target for about $10.

Observations: This puzzle was much harder for Sweet Pea than I thought it was going to be. I wrongly assumed […]

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Letter of the Week

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We have been doing a “Letter of the Week” for the past couple of months. Each week I draw a letter on a piece of paper and put it inside a magnetic pocket on our fridge. During the week I’ll show the letter to Sweet Pea and we talk about what it is and […]

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