Part three of our language in play posts. This week we are going to talk about repetition. So naturally I named it three-peat. Because I love words. Repetition - when done right - should be super annoying. To yourself, to your husband, to any adult in the vicinity - but I promise it won't be … Continue reading Three-peat
(In tune of Baby Shark) Part two two two two two two ta two. Now you have that stuck in your head. You are welcome. Part two of language in play. Last week we talked about bossy play. If you missed it, go read it. Now. Click right here. (Speaking of bossy - jeez). So, … Continue reading What color is that? And other questions you need to stop asking.
I say this to both boys. A lot. "Boys! Bossy fun is not fun for anyone!" It is not. No one likes to be bossed around. Especially when you are trying to do something fun, like playing. Both of my boys respond really well to being bossed around. Gus especially. (Enter sarcasm here). The next few weeks … Continue reading Bossy Play is not fun for anyone
We are all trying to squeeze the last few moments of sweet freedom out of Summer. Everyone is heading to the beach, a cabin by the lake, or their favorite camp site. Well, we are anyways. When we venture into our Summer excursions, there are always a few cheap and easy activities I keep on … Continue reading One More Summer Day!
As we established in the last blog post, Gus gets speech therapy now. He is into it. And he is already making progress. I am not going to lie, it is kind of fun to be on the other end of speech therapy. And to be 100% honest, for the first time in my career, … Continue reading La la la Lemonade
We have a little issue at our house. No one knows what they actually did at school. No one knows even ONE SINGLE THING that occured at preschool. It drives me insane. So I put on my therapist pants to take a closer look at the situation. Because that is what I do. And I … Continue reading The Case of the Mystery Pre-School Day
Whenever I forget how difficult it is to have a child who doesn't eat, God does this really great thing where he makes one of my kids have my issues. And then I get frustrated and angry and tell my kids to pull it together - and then I realize I am doing the things … Continue reading Gus and the Giant Tonsils
The boys are learning about colors at school. They love it. Gus loves it most. He is taking his color days very seriously. He especially took green day seriously. Because for once we had a pair of green shorts. This was so much better than the navy, gray, or black shorts we make him typically … Continue reading Inexpensive Ways to Work on Colors
My friend Britt, from Brittzinkpt.com, and I teamed up to pull together our knowledge on developmental norms. We are starting early at 6 months. What should a little one be doing at 6 months? Great question! Obviously your 6 month old child is not ordering you around, asking where their shoe is, or telling you … Continue reading 6 month Development
Phonological awareness and literacy development is starting earlier and earlier. We used to hope a kindergartener could identify all the letters by name before the end of the year. Maybe write their name. And if they were really smart, maybe spell a few words like "mom" and "dad." Nothing too tricky. This isn't the case … Continue reading Letter vs Sound: Literacy for Littles