It was a very special week, since Anna turned 4 on Tuesday. I worked from home, so I could enjoy seeing Anna blowing the candles on her cake and opening her presents. Both the cake and the birthday crown were made by her papa who adores his big girl just as much as he did when she was a baby. Of course she enjoyed her presents from family, especially this dollhouse from her German grandparents. According to her, it was “the biggest present in the world”. It certainly arrived in the giant box. We gave her a family of dolls for the dollhouse, and they all moved in nicely. Apparently this dollhouse represents Little House in the Big Woods, since “stacking food for winter” already began.
Math. We didn’t do any formal math this week, but plenty of playing games and baking. Papa and Anna baked cupcakes for her playmates, and there was measuring and counting the needed quantities. Anna was also in charge of reading the recipe and identifying the right spoons and cups needed for mixing the ingredients. She also had to count and add the kids who will come on Saturday to her birthday party.
Arts, Crafts, Motor Skills. It was not particular crafty week considering that Anna had so many new toys to play with, but we did a fun StArt project and she also wrote her first letter to grandparents. It said simply I wot dis (I want this). She attached the page from Fisher Price catalog to it. Uh-oh, my daughter discovered the joy of toy catalogs, I’d better make sure they don’t get into her hands too often.
Outside. It was a nice week of play for Anna. The weather is expected to turn for the worse in the end of the week, so we were trying to take advantage of the sunny afternoons and visited a couple of new parks. Mostly Anna loves to swing. She became a lot braver on the swing and finally learned to keep herself moving by pumping her legs. She also loves to collect things – we always have to negotiate just how many acorns or stones she can bring back.
I am linking this post to Preschool Corner at Homeschool Creations.