Friday, July 29, 2016

Rewind Friday -- Our Favorite Learning Activity Posts

Happy Friday! I am really excited about today's post. Not only does Rewind Friday series giving me the chance to share my favorite Wife Mommy Me posts but it also provides me with the opportunity to read some of your best work too. Be sure to link up your Rewind Friday posts below. We will be promoting the most clicked link in our party so make sure you mingle and join our party.

With back to school just right around the corner, I thought today would be the perfect time to share 4 of my favorite learning posts. Connor and I try to have "school" a day or two a week along with his normal school schedule (3 hours a day, 3 times a week). I try not to have too strict of a schedule so we do a lot of play and games. Here are our favorite learning activities and tools, all of which you can do in the comfort of your own home.

We first started playing board games when Connor received The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game for this 3rd birthday. I soon discovered how many other games are available with the same teachable lessons but with unique themes. While we play, Connor is learning letters, shapes, colors, numbers and fine motor skills thanks to the adorable squeezers. We love these games and you and your little ones will too!

As Moms we all know the value of the quiet time and finding something that keeps our little ones entertained. Water beads is my answer to mess-free fun that can take place indoors or out. We've been playing with water beads for nearly 2 years. At the bottom of my linked post, I share a handful of pins that give you additional ideas of what possibilities there are for using water beads to snag yourself some quiet play time. 

We had 3 goals for Connor this Summer - learn to verbally spell basic words, write his name and use scissors - I want to keep the Summer fun and not too school-ish. With that in mind, I put together and shared with readers one activity that would help your preschooler learn to spell 9 new words plus their name and improve their letter recognition skills along the way. 

Even thought Connor was in preschool last year one area that I've notice he still struggles with is the ability to tell me what lower cases letters are which. He has the easy ones down, you know the ones that look the same "big" or "little"? So while he knows a good chunk of them, I wanted to see if we could focus on learning all 26. With that in mind, I put together a fun fishing game to help teach Connor both upper and lower case letters.

I would love for you to share with me your toddler approved learning tools, activities and any other ways you making learning fun. 

Now it's your turn. The link up is a chance for you to share your favorite overlooked content. Fresh eyes and new love on posts that you've poured your heart out on. Link up a collection of posts like mine or add a single post. It's up to you, no rules. Be sure to use hashtag #RewindFridayParty when sharing your posts so we can check it out. Grab my Rewind Friday image below and join the party.

Happy Friday, friends! 

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