Hey there guys! I have decided to start an "Education for Toddlers" series. I am a huge education advocate. I feel it is important to insert learning as much as you can and start young! Learning can be so fun, and we have to instill that mindset in children. So, these post will be about the different ways I have incorporated fun learning for toddlers! (We all know that can be difficult with their small attention spans!)
So, last Friday I took L & S to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to see the exhibit called "The Shadow Monsters." It was SO COOL! The kids loved it and I honestly had a great time. We also went and saw another exhibit called "Haslbsburg Splendor." It had cool pieces from Vienna's Imperieal Collections.
So after going through both exhibits, there was a little shop with things you could buy. L saw this huge monster puzzle and of course had to have it. He absolutely LOVES puzzles and for a 3 year-old, he does them pretty fast! So we bought it and went home. Last night we pulled the puzzle out for the first time and I was blown away. It was the perfect learning puzzle. All of the monsters were a letter of the alphabet. So, to put it together, I had L recite the alphabet song every time to figure out the next letter. Then he had to find it and put it together.
After saying it so many time I actually had him pronouncing L, M, N, O, P. Instead of sounding like he switched to Spanish! He did not even get bored until about letter W. And that is only because Kate and Mim Mim came on. This puzzle was awesome. It stimulated his brain and went over his letter recognition. Perfect! My advice is to always incorporate learning in something you KNOW they love to do. Then throughout the activity, pump them up and encourage them. I tell L, "WOW! You are so smart!" He then gets so confident it pushes him to go further.
So, as you can see, he was proud of his puzzle and it was so much fun! Until next time guys!