I had another case of stupid Mother guilt the other day... at this age, Jumeirah was identifying letters, writing and reading... Jared?? Not so much. Truly he is a boy and couldnt care less for boring things like learning letters for goodness sake! But I so want him to be ok when he hits school next year I thought Id have some activities that would help him out a bit without making too much fuss over it :)
So I created a memory game, similar to what we've played before, only this time half the items started with B, the other half didnt, and when we went through through he had to work out if it started with a B or not. Took a bit to get started and to get the idea of what we were doing, but he soon cottoned on.
Balloon painting is actually pretty tricky. They are hard to hold and even harder to control so it takes kids a bit to get the hang of it. Both really enjoyed this even though we had a few balloon escapes...
I then added paintbrushes and encouraged Jared to think and then paint something beginning with "B" ( first response was "yeah... nah" but I kinda sorta bribed and he was cool :) )
He worked out that blue berries and bananas start with B and even better, they take no time at all to paint!!
Funny boy :) How I love you xx