This entry is supposed to be up on last Wednesday but I was too busy making some preparation for Father’s Day and decided to put it on hold. It’s seemed like Father’s Day is more important in our household as I make it as a big event. (Hubby didn’t do much for me on Mother’s Day) Sound like I am complaining? No?
I do it big because Father’s Day has always been much less publicised (especially commercially) and celebrated than Mother’s day. I want my child to grow up knowing Father is as equally important than Mother. So that ‘s the reason why it seems like a big affair back in our house.
Ok, too much of side tracking and now move on to this entry.
Anyway, this will be the last home schooling post for now as Yvette gotten confirmed slot of the playgroup in the school that I have signed her up for N1 next year. With this change, I will not need to plan so much activity at home. And so, for the next few weeks before the “real” school starts in July, I shall declare this is going to be a holiday for both of us.
If you will like to find out what we did for the past week in details, click to continue.
Alphabet Activity Theme of the Weeks: O is for Owl
My girl likes too many animals. She got very excited when she know the animals and the sound produce by the animals. When she see Owl, she will go Woo Woo. Very cute.
I love this book that we read – Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood.
The book not only reinforces the concepts of colors but also provides a sense of security of the way things are supposed to be in the world. It also cover the lifestyle of an Owl. Yvette love flipping it as well. As she flipped, she will say out the colour.
At night, when we are felling tired and ready for bed, owls are just waking up. Owls live in a nighttime world. They have eyes that can see in the dark.
We did a craft and I personally like it a lot. (Source)
For learning new words, we did this. (Actually besides this, Yvette has been learning a lot of new words from iPod Touch.)
For fine motor-skill, we did this.
This worksheet test recognition of Letter learned.
Starfall still one of my daughter favourite application in learning word and reading. And I did an interactive learning with her using self-made materials. As such, I didn’t do much in teaching Yvette vocabulary starting with O. Nevertheless, iPod Touch is one of the tool I used for her vocabulary learning.
We did a craft for Octopus and taught Yvette octopus has 8 tentacle. (Daddy commented this craft is very ugly.)
We are using 我会读 for our Chinese learning. This set of learning book is really effective. I found out she actually could recognise more word than I expected.
Learning Shape, Colour, Number & Date
We do reading using this book from FisherPrice – Let’s Go to School. This book helps her to revised shapes & colours, numbers & opposite.
And used iPod and toys to do the job honestly.
Puzzle puzzle, plenty of puzzle that currently is Yvette’s top favourite toys.
Sharpen her motor skill using Melissa & Doug Wooden Take Along Kit (24 pc).
She has been playing Vtech ABC Food Fun all by herself and this week is the only rare week I played with her. In fact, she already knows the food & fruits inside out by now.
Practical Life Skill(s)
I strongly feel that practical life skills (this is the best tool to sharpen their motor skill too) need to be part of my child growing up process. And I am so happy to find this sturdy stool from Ikea. So now Yvette can start helping doing simple chores in food preparation. (Close supervision is still needed because after all, Yvette is still a child.)