Monday, May 17, 2010

Home Education Starting Early

We have talked about homeschooling, public school and various private schools in our area and they all have so many pros and cons it's overwhelming every time we talk about it. Thank goodness we still have years before we need to make a decision. For now, I find myself wanting to incorporate more education activities into our stay at home routine. I can see how much Q is learning at story time at the library and in classes we've taken and I want to encourage that learning as much as I can. I'm going to try to start sharing some of the things we're doing and if you have ideas for us of educational activities for a one year old that are appropriate and fun please share!

Here's one of our recent activities that was a big hit. Muffin tins + puffs. For counting, sorting, throwing, eating, making noise, dumping over and lots more.

I put two muffin tins side by side and only put puffs in one, he started putting a couple in the other pan but mostly ignored it, my plan had been to find another item to put in the other pan and let him sort them out and explore. I also put puffs in a small pile on the floor so he could be the one to put them in the pans, that was a big hit too.

Q was entertained for a long time considering a one year olds attention span.

1 comment:

  1. I will definitely try this counting exercise. Good idea!