All in Fine Motor
In fact, if you have a preschooler that needs breaks and movements, this Breakfast Invitation is the one for you.
Bottom line, the more you help your child grasp a marker, squirt a water bottle, cut some paper, etc, the stronger their hands get for school age when things become a little (correction: a lot) more demanding.
There is something about a sense of prediction and surprise that makes learning shapes a lot more fun than what may be drawn on a worksheet.
Truth is, setting activities like this one are even faster than pressing print and waiting for it to come out the printer!
Every year around this time, I can pretty much find half of a plastic Easter egg in any room. It’s just standard. Easter is to plastic eggs as Christmas is to Santa. They. are. everywhere. I know you can relate.
Getting our children to play more on their own can be a challenge. We wake up and are immediately on with a million tasks.
This is a startup guide to better understand how to plan your day, minimize screen time and roll out your next ten Breakfast Invitations. Because like bread and butter, these all seamlessly fit together.
I am a mom of three little boys five and under. Mornings were not my favorite and I felt overwhelmed by cranky kids watching morning television. TV seemed to zap their imagination for anything that followed.
Truth is, I just wanted to wake up being able to drink my tea HOT, and have children that were able to use their imagination and play.
I know you are drowning in stickers. They may be dot stickers, or the latest assortment from the Target Dollar Spot. Regardless of the shape and design, run and grab them now.
It works for ALL ages! I had my 22 month old, almost four-year-old, and five-year-old all working together as I prepped breakfast and drank my hot tea.
There is something about mixing the sizes and spaces that keeps me up all night wondering how it all fits together. Call me crazy, but Tetris changed the way I see the area and volume of a shape.
So, when I first saw this idea on @bare.nutrients I knew that I needed to add it to our collection of Breakfast Invitations. There was something so compelling about finding the right sizes and shapes to fit into the empty space similar to a Tetris game. Talk about a game that generated thinking and conversation!
We've all been here, right?
Mixed colors being stuffed back into containers, texture hardening because it was left out from the night before, and little fingers forcing endless amounts of Playdough into the cracks of our kitchen table.
"Do we really want to take out the Playdough again?"
What is a childhood without Playdough?
In my opinion, it is the foundation of every young blooming mind. I am not here begging you to mix your colors. To each their own on that. But what I am asking you to do is to break out your playdough and consider integrating some every day items to the mix.
By Kindergarten, children will be asked to write their own name, recognizing that it must begin with a capital letter.
They will also be asked to recognize (and print) upper- and lower case letters.
This is a great game that you can use to work with your preschooler when recognizing the letters, and order of letters, in their name.