It was a good week. It always takes Anna some time to “recover” after travel and return to the routine, so I haven’t been pushing her much. She is a thinker and needs time to digest her experiences. She is still reluctant to go to her preschool in the morning, but she is very happy with her day when I pick her up. Her theme in preschool was People, and they did some interesting global art projects – totems (Anna called them tatoos), hieroglyphic boards, etc. We didn’t have any set theme at home – most of the time Anna wanted to “just play”, but somehow we ended up with a pretty crafty week.
Math. A friend of mine gave us this “stick by number” mosaic some time ago, and I thought that it’s a bit too involved for Anna considering her usual attention span when small pieces are involved. She spied it on the shelf and asked for it. To my surprise she was absolutely absorbed in this project and very interested in doing it right. Maybe I should try coloring by number again and see if she is more interested in this kind of activities than she was a few months ago when I tried it last.
Arts and Crafts. We painted more than we usually do – this is the project that Anna did with her papa. She was making a screen for card games, so now she can hide her cards behind the screen. She learned to play “Go Fish” this week, and we played it every day. She also made an autumn headband, StArt project for Big Momma Makes the World and played a few rounds of “Simon draws” with me.
Practical life. I am sure that Anna’s favorite activity this week was baking cookies. She loves baking. Strangely, she barely ate any cookies – apparently they are only appealing to her directly from the oven. As she put it to me, I don’t really like eating them, I only like making them. Well, I guess she can stay slim her whole life without any effort then :)
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