My youngest son attends the Parents & Tots class with me. He seemed really excited to get back to class today--a little TOO excited, as I suppose 2-year-olds can be. But, his new teacher (new to him, not to me, because my older children had her for a teacher) was very patient and tried her best to keep him engaged today.
|Learning the color blue with a blue bowl and a blue dog|
The theme was "Colors of the Rainbow" (or something like that). First, we played with dogs of different colors, matching them to bowls of the same color. I suppose this sounds kind of silly until you think about how much 2-year-olds LOVE putting smaller objects inside larger ones, carrying them around the house, dumping them out, shaking them, and so on. This is actually one of my son's favorite pass-times. If you're missing something (like keys, for instance), just look in his recent favorite sack or container.
|Learning colors with several dogs and bean bags in bowls|
Our craft/coloring project was really cool today. We made windsocks (We called them kites in Chinese.) with rainbow-colored streamers. He really enjoyed whipping it around and around in circles. Very cute and colorful.
So, even though summer fun is over, I need to remind the kids (and myself) that fall fun is on the way!
Thanks for reading!
P.S. Here's a little update on my own Mandarin efforts. I finally opened the box! I did it! I took the Rosetta Stone Mandarin with me on vacation and I am now about 4 or 5 hours into it. I have to say that it is just as amazing as they say. You learn new vocabulary and sentence structure at once, as well as the characters! Pretty cool!
*We get 50% off our tuition for blogging about our Language Stars experience. But, still, all opinions expressed here are my own. We LOVE our Language Stars classes!