Some days, it's an actual craft project -- like the turtles we made when we were studying Aquatic Herps. Coloring the scutes on his turtle's carapace reinforced those vocabulary words.
This cute little caterpillar was a lesson in colors.
We also saw color mixing in action. In addition to being an "academic" problem, he also learned sensory tolerance (painting is messy) and problem solving/fine motor skills (he doesn't have the dexterity to get the paper backing from the jewels, so once he realized that wasn't going to work, he went and got a bottle of glue).
Sometimes, I just pour some paints, and he has fun with them. One day, he was just smearing paint around on the paper, and this little guy emerged:
Every time he sees our blog button or header, he says, "That's my painting!"
You can often find us in the kitchen. Jude loves cooking and baking. I like that he's learning important lessons, like following directions and counting. Often it doubles as fine motor practice, especially if we are making something portioned or shaped.
|Cutting circles for Hamentashen|
He likes that there is a snack at the end of the lesson.
We recently started working on a lap book. I think this may turn out to be one of our favorite activities. There's lots of coloring, cutting, and pasting involved, so Jude thinks it's more arts-and-crafts. He did not realize the work we did that day was carefully choreographed so the doctors could observe his motor, speech, and cognitive skills without Jude realizing he was being tested.
For Jude, the best part about learning is the doing.
Everyone has their favorite activities!
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