13 February 2010

Tot School--H Week II

Isaiah is 48 months old

This week's letter was H, and while we didn't do a lot of activities for various reasons, as I thought about the week, I realized that a lot of life skills learning took place! But first we'll start with the letter-based activities:


"Show me your hand, Isaiah!"

And what better activity to strengthen those fingers on that cute little hand than strumming and plucking on Daddy's guitar--a special reward for some AMAZING walking!

I traced Isaiah's hands, and then he helped trace my hands for a special project for Daddy. He really did look at the paper he was coloring, I promise, and he didn't even fuss about it this week!


I cut out a large heart on which we could glue our hands to give to Daddy.

I also cut out 4 differently-sized hearts to work on sequencing. (thought I took a picture, but must not have, oh well) Isaiah did identify the biggest heart and the smallest heart, but that was as far as it got. For his first sequencing activity, I thought he did pretty well! I'll definitely try to pull that one out again with other letters.


Isaiah was somewhat enamored with this mask, which he decided was a hat. He had to wear it every day!

And of course that meant Mama had to wear it, too.

We've been working on life skills with Isaiah in order to give him as much independence as possible. Sometimes he really fights against this for whatever reason. But I've noticed over the past week, that he has definitely improved in several areas:

Dressing--Isaiah will now put on his shirt almost completely on his own. I do have to hold him steady to provide balance for him so that he doesn't do a face plant, but other than that, it's pretty much all him!

Outside--Related to dressing, Isaiah now tells me which articles of clothing he needs before we go outside. He can say shirt, pants, braces, coat, gloves, hat, scarf. He's even started saying them without me asking "what is this?". So excited about his speech improving!

While he is still dependent on us for many things, and most likely always will be for something, we are really excited about his wanting to do more on his own. But I also am thankful for the reminder that he gives me every day of how I must depend on God for everything!

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Jodi @ SNAPPED said...

wow. Not only he is amazing, but SO ARE YOU! What a wonderful homeschooling mom you are, SO CREATIVE!!!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

what awesome progress - Praise God! Your a great mom! :)

sbswtp said...

What a great week!!!

Our Country Road said...

How exciting that Isaiah's speech is improving! My daughter also has a speech delay and I am thrilled anytime she makes progress. Strumming on Daddy's guitar is a great reward. Fun week! Thank you for sharing.

Becky said...

You came up with some really fun activities. Your son is so cute. :) And the "hat".... way too cute!