Some fun things we did - played with playdough (for sense of touch), made a tambourine (for hearing sense), smelled some foods with our eyes shut (onion, lemon juice, pumpkin pie spice), and played “what’s missing?” (sight). I lined up five little people and took one away while the girls had their eyes shut. Lucy was great at knowing which one was missing, even if I mixed them up. Julia will randomly go up to a pile of little people now and grab one and say “which one is missing?” to me. They had fun talking and thinking about the different senses and when they use them. (They would say “We’re tasting this apple.” etc.)
My Five Senses by Aliki
How Kids Grow by Jean Marzollo
Here Are My Hands by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault
All About Sound by David Knight
Hearing by Lillian Wright
Seeing by Lillian Wright
What’s Inside You by Susan Meredith
Usborne First Encyclopedia of Science
On The Move by Deborah Heiligman
Inside Your Outside by Tish Rabe
We're also enjoying reading Haffertee Hamster Diamond - a series of books that my mom read to me when I was little. The chapters are not too long and both girls look forward to this. The stories are all about a little stuffed hamster and his adventures in the Diamond family household. The books aren't in print, but can be found used on amazon.
Lucy’s Favorite Part:
“Doing my math page. Where you pick a number and then you draw how many. My really favorite is doing my handwriting page, I like that one.” She’s also really been proud of learning to read simple words lately.