Week 29

Week 29

 

Number 3
Book - peep inside dino
Craft - Dino foot prints
Tuff tray - playdough fossils
Fine motor skills - cutting with scissors
Gross motor skills - kicking a ball
 Life skill -  latches
Role play - dressing up 
Play scene - dinosaurs
Open ended - Grimm's

 

First impressions

The Twins were up late today and took a little while to get going. Bear wandered around and was asking for the playdough box and showed little interest in anything else. 
Buttercup went straight to the dressing up box and started pulling out first the bags and then some outfits. Over the next twenty minutes she tried on about four outfits of her choosing or Button's recommendations, but needed me to help her put them on.
Bear came across the Melissa and Doug latches board, which he took to the sofa and focused most of his time on. Buttercup came and had a little go alongside Bear but soon returned to the dressing up box. Bear did briefly get me to dress him up as a knight and looked super cute, but not for long.
Bear also had a look at this week's books and was happy to have his favourite Thomas book, telling me it was back. The Twins also brought this week's book basket over to the sofa to play with the dinosaurs.

 

Number 3

This was a funny week. I decided to give them a treat of marshmallows but we would count them out as we put them in the bowl. Bear loves marshmallows and they didn't last in the bowl very long, actually I didn't even count to three before he had pinched one lol. Buttercup had a lot more patience so we could count hers and say there were three there before she ate them. I then showed them the number 3 on a flashcard and asked them what number it was. They could both tell me.

 

Book - Peep inside dino

This is such a lovely little book full of beautiful pictures, bright colours and playful dinosaurs. I love the odd fact and a few names included to start young learning. The Twins loved the flaps and hidden dinosaurs. 

 

Craft - Dino foot prints

Such a simple fun craft. We used our plastic dinosaurs and lots of different colour paints. The Twins loved playing with their dinosaurs in the paint, they got straight into making footprints in the paint and got some great prints. Bear at the end decided to cover his hands and wipe his page so he lost some of his prints but he did get some great ones before that. He seemed to like the bigger dinosaurs while Buttercup went for the small ones and walked them up and down the page saying baby Dinosaur. 

 

Tuff tray - playdough fossils 

This was such a lot of fun and kept them busy for over an hour. Yet it was so simple for me to set up. I gave them all a different colour playdough, which they swapped and shared throughout, and a pile of Dinosaurs and rolling pins. The aim was to press the different textures Dinosaurs into the playdough to gently introduce the concept of fossils. They loved seeing what print each dinosaur left and from different parts of the dinosaur. They started by pressing the whole dinosaurs and then they did footprints. They went on to use the spikes and horns, the tails and faces. It was lovely to watch them all sharing and playing so lovely together. 

 

Fine motor skills - cutting with scissors

I love these scissors we got with two sets of holes so I can help them control the scissors and give them the strength to open and close them. The Twins found them great fun and Buttercup actually controlled the way they went while I just opened and closed. 
  Then we have these new scissors with a plastic guard with is great for them to practice opening and closing and exploring the scissors without hurting themselves. They both had a go with these, not cutting just trying to open and close them and learn how their fingers go. It was a lot of fun and a great way to explore scissors safely. 

 

Gross motor skills - kicking a ball

We used Daddy's day off for this one so I could record them kicking the ball to him. They both did really well, Buttercup enjoyed playing with Daddy while Bear liked to kick his ball up a puzzle that he had made a ramp. We decided to get the wobble board out and use it as a tunnel or ramp to really encourage them to use hand eye coordination. 

 

Life skill -  latches
 For latches we use a great Melissa and Doug latch board- it's brilliant. We used it with Button and now the Twins. They love it and after a few days could undo all the latches. They share really well with this toy, taking it in turns or just doing half the board each. It's lovely watching them play together. Yet it's also a toy that they will sit alone to do as well. 
 
Role play - dressing up

Dressing up has always been popular in this house with Button so it's nice to see her join in and help Buttercup as she starts to explore clothes and accessories. One of the times this was out Buttercup tried to get everything on! she managed a dress and soldier suit as well as a unicorn horn, hat and bag. It's lovely seeing her explore her girly side and enjoying the dresses as well as the soldier outfit.

 

Play scene - dinosaurs

  They had this out all week and I would keep popping in and finding them playing with it. On one of the days I sat with Bear and played with him. He told me that they were chasing each other as he raced them around the mat roaring. Then they splashed in the water and he stomped along the beach. He gave me the Dinosaurs he wanted me to be and told me what to do with them. It was lovely having some time with him and his imagination. 

 

Open ended - Grimm's

So I got all the Grimm's out and let them lead. Bear wanted a train involved so we started by making a track and then tunnels. Buttercup wanted the Grimm's caravan and sat Mummy and Daddy peg dolls down to eat. Even Button got in on the action and built a tower which Bear then pushed his train through. Buttercup also built a few paths and tunnels herself around Bears trains. 

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