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This was the last week of the little guy being 19-months-old, which is crazy. I can’t believe how quickly he’s growing up.
We definitely had lots of fun this week. Our calendar is usually one of the first things we do each morning. I ask the little guy if he wants to change the date and he goes over to my shelf and points up at the little container we keep all the calendar pieces in. I love how excited he gets about it.
I was curious how he would do with finger painting and, of course, he wasn’t crazy about the idea. He wanted one of my paint brushes instead. As I was squirting each color from his Crayola Washable Fingerpaint Pack* onto his paper, I was naming each one of them – red, yellow, and blue. He swirled them around first with his fingers and then with the paint brush.
Our snow melted, so we also spent some time playing in the water before we got everything cleaned up. He practiced using his twisty dropper to fill his beaker.
The little guy absolutely loves these magnetic letters and he waited practically forever to get his hands on them, so now that they’re within his reach, he plays with them constantly. Sometimes, he plays alone and other times I sit with him and name each letter as he puts it up on his easel.
We got this Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank* a while back and it’s been one of his favorites ever since. As he puts the coins in the slot, it counts to him. You can choose either English or Spanish and we usually do a combination of both.
I can’t even wrap my head around the fact that the little guy is 20-months-old today. Where’s the pause button? It might be about time to get a little more organized with what we’re doing each week. I’ve been looking at Before Five In A Row, which is recommended for ages 2-4. I need to get in touch with our local library and see if I can get my hands on some of the out of print books.
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