Whilst planning out school for next year I have been seriously thinking about Chicky and where she is at. I can see that she is going to require some one on one instruction (soon) in the same way the Bugsy did when he was ready to step up from toddler to little scholar :p Something seems to happen in my house right around birthday 3!
Whilst pondering all of this someone posted a thread on TWTM looking for manipulatives to keep their toddler happy/busy whilst they did school. I took a gander at that thread and found a link to this blog post, a blog I used to follow when Bugsy was smaller.
So I was inspired! And here is what I have set up for school on Monday for Chicky. It only took a few minutes.
This is the Ikea Trofast draws I chose to set up in.
Draw 1 has pattern blocks. There are plenty more designs under the fish.
Draw 2 has a little art & craft. 1 sheet of paper, 3 block crayons, 1 glue stock, 10 pre-punched hearts & 10 pre-punched flowers.
Draw 3 has bead threading.
Draw 4 has Wedgits.
Draw 5 has a motor skills activity. You use the spoon to transfer the pompoms from the container to the ice-cube tray and back again. To take it one step further you can colour match as you go. Chicky wouldn't leave this one alone when I set it up. Obviously tickled her fancy.
Draw 6 Play-doh with geometric shapes and a small cutting knife.
I will leave her to choose which activities she would like to do and for how long. The only one she will need supervision for is the art & craft. Can't wait to see how it goes!