While I worked with Munchkin, Ditto worked the the Math-U-See blocks. He doesn't use this exactly as instructed but I kind of like him being able to explore and develop a love/interest for a material. I think it will help when I start using it more appropriately (hopefully it will help).
|He was very proud of this "game" he built! He explained what a hard game it was because it was 5 levels (as evidenced by the red 100 blocks).|
While I read his Sonlight books, he played with our toy dinosaurs (which were left out from Munchkin's school time).I then read him a poem about flying squirrels from Eric Carle's Animals Animals. He didn't recall ever seeing a flying squirrel before so I played a youtube video for him.
|He then worked in his Developing Learner Book 1 (from Sonlight P3/4 box). He tolerates this for now but definitely doesn't enjoy it. I think when they begin to get more challenging he will like them more.|
Always such a great helper, he helped Munchkin collect dinosaurs to match to skeletons.
A lot of the time, when I need to be able to focus on Munchkin's school (and Ezra's sleep), I'll set Ditto up on Starfall. (I would like to break this habit and just have activities prepared and ready for him to keep him occupied). But until then, he really enjoys it!
|He is always so meticulous with his work. And despite starting off reluctant, by the end he was really proud of himself! (As he should be.)|
His nursery rhyme was Little Miss Muffet and we played a game where I put 6 picture cards in a bucket, had him pull one out and replace the "spider" with whatever animal he chose.
Little Mr. Tuffet (he wanted me to change a few more parts)
Sat on his muffet,
Eating his curds and whey.
Along came an alligator,
and sat down beside him,
and frightened Mr. Tuffet away!
He liked the way Mr. Tuffet sounded much better than Mr. Muffet.