Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dr. Seuss tot/preschool

Alex is 4 years old, Max is 2.5 years old
The boys have a CD of  Dr. Seuss stories, and we own quite a few Dr. Seuss books.  This week, I introduced my boys to The Lorax.  That’s one Dr. Seuss story that was new to them.  I was surprised that they were attentive through the entire story!
We “celebrated” Dr. Seuss on Wednesday, even though his birthday is on Friday.  On his actual birthday, we were shopping for party supplies for Jensyn’s 1st birthday.  That’s a month from today.  How DID this year go so quickly?!
When we got home from shopping, the boys played birthday party with our leftover party hats and decorations from previous parties.  It was so cute! :)
Now, for the pictures…
As you might imagine, we used the Fun With Dr. Seuss pack this week! 
Max matched the Things to the correct shapes.  Then I asked him to “flip over the square”, “flip over the heart”, etc.  He was able to correctly flip all 6 shapes by name.  I didn’t even know he recognized all the shape names!
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With LOTS of concentration, Alex was able to do the ten part puzzle independently.   Go Alex!
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Alex & Grace stamped the H and h letters with bingo markers.
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Max LOVES to do the easy version of the path page.
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He surprised me this week by completing the prewriting page.
I figured he would just scribble on it, but look what he did!
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Alex did the H and h handwriting page.
Alex and I have been working on his pencil grip.  He’s definitely getting better!
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Max doesn’t recognize all the ABCs by name, but he loves to match the letters on the Word Builders page.
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He also completed the Lorax mini puzzle.  It took him a moment (and a little prompting from mama) to figure out what was wrong with the feet.
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Alex did the “hard” path page.
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Alex circled what’s different. 
As for the hats, he decided to circle the three that were the same.
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Beginning Sounds – Alex can now do this entirely without help! 
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Max shocked me quite a few times this week.  This time, he wanted to do the counting mat.  I explained how it worked, and he independently (and correctly!) did the numbers 1, 2, and 3.  Go Max!
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Grace and Alex enjoyed playing the Race To The Hat game.
Grace won this time! :)
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Alex sorted and glued the H and h letters.
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Somehow these pics ended up here when I uploaded…see what happens to my kitchen table between meals?  It turns into a city of cars!  The boys can play here happily for HOURS!
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Max and Mommy had some special puzzle time on Sunday afternoon.  Everyone else was napping or busy with something else, and I really enjoyed this special time with my boy.  Alex didn’t love puzzles at 2.5 years old, but this is really Max’s thing.  He’s very good at visualizing how pieces will fit!
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I wish I could say we got really creative.  I had big plans…but the week was so busy!  I guess we’re all set for next year! :)
**If you posted about your Dr. Seuss week, I’d love to read about it. 
Please feel free to leave a link to your blog in the comments!
This post is linked to Tot School and Preschool Corner
To read about what other tots and preschoolers did this week, click on the links!


Stefanie said...

That's kind of how my week went. Big plans, poor execution. Your week looks so much better than my. lol

Popping in from pre-k corner.

Anonymous said...

What a fun week! Love those last pictures of Max with his puzzles!