Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Past Few Days

Well, Taliesin and Nathanael enjoyed reading and studying while they were sick this past week. Day one, they decided to study about the earth. One of Nathanael's favorite things is looking up pictures of tornados and volcanos online. He is gaining some fantastic computer skills and has learned how to spell many words by typing them to conduct a search. Taliesin prefers playing computer games - his favorite right now is found on Bob the Builder's website. I Spy books are always a hit. Taliesin is so much into hidden pictures right now. At Nathanael's request, we read two Little Einstein books - Butterfly Suits and Music in the Meadows. I love these books! I like how they keep the little ones' attention by asking questions and even including songs and actions for the kids to participate in. Taliesin had fun with Arthur's Reading Race. He enjoys reading the words along with D.W. in the story. They also enjoyed studying about the creation, Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden, and Jonah. They also got into more Dr. Seuss and into dinosaurs. Nathanael was very interested in why dinosaurs are "extinct." He found this word fascinating. Last night, Taliesin requested that we bring out the Resurrection Eggs. I love the Resurrection Eggs. They really reinforce the concept of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection in a hands-on way that kids love. Other than these, we watched a lot of DVDs - mainly Winnie the Pooh, Veggie Tales, and here lately Fraggle Rock. Yeah, we made the most of our time at home. And, of course, it was all child-directed. :^)



TERI said...

I still have many of the I Spy books! So facinating. I have a hard time parting with books. I didn't know that Little Einstein made books. I will have to look into those for the grandbabies!

unschoolermom said...

I love I Spy. I really like Look Alikes. Taliesin loves reading those and then making his own recycled art. :^)