Monday, March 30, 2009

A Plan for Art and Action - week 4


This week our plan fell apart. It was just a crazy week and we didn't get to do most of the activities we had intended. I'm not sure my planning is helping much, and these posts are becoming very repetitive (instead of sparking creative, new ideas).

What do you think? Should I start posting on the past week, what we actually accomplished? Or maybe start posting about individual activities?

While attending "My Gym" this week with my two kids, I noticed again how delayed my little boy is with his running skills. He "runs" (if it can even be called that) like a young toddler, even though he is three years old. This is because of weakness in his core muscles. We need to spend some more time on this in the coming months.


Gross motor development:

  • Sand Box play - encourage pushing, pulling and lifting of sand filled trucks, buckets, etc.
  • Balance on One Foot – I'm going to fill some empty bottles with colored water and have him place one foot on the bottle. It gives a little more balance, while providing a game-feel to the activity. We didn't get to this activity last week.
  • Marching – to help with the coordination and strength necessary to run. “We Are The Dinosaurs” is a great song; and I'll be looking for a few others. The key to this exercise getting him to swing his arms correctly, with his limbs kept close to his body.

Fine motor development:
  • Lacing Beads - my son was not interested in the beads last week, but I'm not ready to give up on them just yet.
  • Cutting with scissors – cutting paper, play dough, anything with a fun texture.

I would love to hear what you think. As I asked above ... Should I start posting on the past week, what we actually accomplished? Or maybe start posting about individual activities?

1 comment:

  1. I like reading about each activity - what it entails, but also how your kids did with it. Does that help at all? :) Hope this week is a little less crazy.

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