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My 2 1/2 year old has wanted to go to school since our neighbor gave him a brand new spongebob back pack. Unfortunately none of the preschools in our area take non-potty trained 2 year olds, so I looked into it a little bit, and decided to try a little improv homeschooling with some preschool curriculum I found online, and a great book that was reccommended at La Leche League. Join us on our journey!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Art Class Fail

Note to self: my child is too young for painting.

We decided to try watercolors, since I found my old watercolors from college, and I wasn't going to be doing any painting any time soon. Besides, he begged.

I told myself not to freak out because he was going to mix the colors. It was inevitable. And like I said, it wasn't like I was going to use them again. I did not freak out when he mixed teal with every other color in the pallette. (Although I did gently encourage him to use one color at a time- or mix it on the paper). But then he decided to pretend to drink the water, and then he dumped the water all over the table...art class over.

So we did Sesame Street flash cards again...the good news is he knows more colors & shapes than last week. And he's definitely just messing with me when he says the wrong colors- I can tell when he's just guessing & when he actually knows.

Speaking of shapes- we walked to the post office today, and on the way back the school crossing guard helped us cross with her hand-held stop sign, and Moose recognized it from his shape cards and tried to tell her what shape it was, except I think he said hexagon (not sure, he was mumbling, and the cars were loud), but still, that's pretty close, and it's kind of an advanced shape for a 2 year old, I think.

We also went over words that start with the letter D...his favorite was dump truck.


  1. Here's some more sites I found with some fun worksheets for Jeffrey. Perhaps Moose would like them too!! It is overwhelming how much is out there, isn't it?? Jeffrey hasn't started "fringing" yet, but I can't wait--he wants to cut so bad, but doesn't quite have the coordination down yet. Good luck!!


  2. thanks! these are great...and I found a bunch more stuff on the kidzone site...yeah, overwhelming is right!