07 Jul R is for Red
While planning for our R week, the first thing that came to my mind was RED—my son’s favorite color! I prepared a red sensory bin for him to enjoy the entire week. 🙂 Two of his favorite superheroes wear red (Spider-Man and the Flash), the first pen that runs out every time is red, and much like Dorothy’s ruby shoes Timmy has his favorite red shoes as well. 🙂 As soon as he saw his red sensory bin, he flashed a huge smile! He couldn’t contain his joy! He started playing with it immediately and created multiple scenarios such as a red blocks tower (which he said was also a parking area), a bumper-to-bumper traffic jam, and more!
Books and Bible Story
Almost all the books in this “R” pile are Timmy’s favorites! The Road Trip was given to him two years ago and he still loves it up to now. 🙂 Rainbow Fish is one of the series we love and just a couple of weeks ago I found a compilation of Rainbow Fish stories in Book Sale! Yay! Run Kuting Run is a signed copy by Robert Magnuson. Special thanks to Tito Aleks of OMF! He really loves that book and Go to Sleep Kuting. 🙂 Runaway Bunny is a classic we like to read over and over again. At first, we named his bunny the Runaway Bunny but when he got the book The Velveteen Rabbit, we changed the bunny’s name to the latter. 🙂 Chasing Rainbows is probably one of the coolest books we’ve ever had. 🙂 We just need to find the 3D glass, though. We keep losing it!
For our Bible story, we learned about Rahab. I embedded the video below so you can watch it, too! We also read about the Ravens that brought food to Elijah and talked about how God can provide for our needs. 🙂
We did a counting exercise using Ribbons for our math activity. 🙂 I placed double-sided tape on strips of ribbon and asked Timmy to place the correct quantity in each box. Peeling away those tapes is one of the fine motor exercises that my son enjoys. 🙂
Math and Writing
Whenever we go out, we always bring paper and pens. These are just some of Timmy’s boredom busters while waiting for meals. So one time, while waiting for dinner to arrive, I asked him if he wants to play a pattern game and he agreed! So I made a series of patterns involving letter “r” (to practice writing small “r” this time) and asked him to complete it. 🙂 Timmy is now at the stage when he wants to correct his own work and write “very good” if he got a perfect score. 🙂 Haha! I would still check it often but he would still ask if he could check his activity and write his score. 🙂
Since the food was taking so long, we decided to do another activity! This time I asked him to look for big “R” among the Random letters on the paper. 🙂
Our favorite subject! For this activity, we used Rolling marbles! I placed a bond paper inside an old tin container, gave Timmy some marbles to dip in poster paint, and asked him to roll the marbles inside until the paper was full of color! We were cheering, “Roll it! Roll it! Roll it!” while he was doing it. 🙂 I wasn’t able to get a lot of decent pictures because he was moving all the time! Haha! He really had fun with this activity and so did I! 🙂
That wraps up our letter of the week spotlight on “R.” 🙂 I’m still catching up on my LOTW blogs. These were done back in April so yes, there’s more coming! 🙂 Roughly 6 more letters before I can say I’m up to date. Haha!
Thanks for reading! Bye for now! 🙂