Working Lunch

When you work full-time and are also trying to teach your kids some stuff, you need to make good use of your time at home.  For big brother and me, that often means doing a lot of learning while little brother takes his midday nap.  Here's one example I call a "working lunch," where we … Continue reading Working Lunch

Threading: Fine Motor Skills

I've seen this activity suggested before, but this was our first time trying it.  We used 18 mm plastic beads, regular spaghetti stuck in a little blob of Play-Doh, and an enthusiastic three-year-old.  On top of building those fine motor skills and encouraging pattern building, this simple activity also gave me time for a cup … Continue reading Threading: Fine Motor Skills

Containers: Fine Motor Activities for Littles

Our baby has hit that glorious stage: Putting Things in Things!  He wants to take every object he can get his paws on and put it into any kind of container he can procure.  It may be tempting to start buying your kid lots of official "learning toys" when he hits this stage, but try … Continue reading Containers: Fine Motor Activities for Littles