I am so excited to welcome Allison McDonald from No Time for Flash Cards! Allison is a member of 20 Moms, and having spent a few days with her last summer, I can attest that she really is as rad as you think she is. Definitely a mom you should get to know!
After reading Allison’s post, you can hop over to another 20 Moms blog, Peanut Blossom, and find my post. From there you can keep following the links until you’ve come full circle. You’re sure to find great posts, fabulous blogs, and some of the best people out there on the internets! It’s one big party, and you’re invited!
This activity or “project” doesn’t have strict boundaries the materials and tools suggest they should match the colors ( which my daughter did) but the goal is to work on eye hand coordination and fine motor skills. Color recognition and counting will probably be natural add ons to the learning but don’t get caught trying to make sure you child knows which olors match or how many balls of playdough are left to transfer. Using the tongs usually ads lessons in patience and perseverance as they are tricky to handle for beginners. Also because the playdough isn’t hard the tongs must be used with a firm but gentle hand or it ends up squished all over.
Allison McDonald is passionate about education. She is a former preschool teacher and mom who now spends her days creating and testing out activities for her blog No Time For Flash Cards and nights writing for Scholastic Parent’s brand new family literacy blog, Raise A Reader. Between work she can be found playing with her kids and husband at their home outside of Seattle.
Check out all the posts in the 20 Mom circle today! Head over to Tiffany Dahle’s blog, Peanut Blossom , to read my post and find out where to check out Tiffany’s post as well. Each post will lead you to another fantastic post, and another wonderful blog. Enjoy the tour!