I’m always looking for ways to incorporate our lesson of the day into any and all activities of the day. J is having a difficult time remembering the rectangle, maybe because it’s similar to the square?? So today I cut his apple into rectangles. I think every mom does this at some point. It’s a simple way to help them learn and a simple way to encourage them to eat. For some reason the apple-circles are much more fun to eat than just the apple slices!
What I found interesting was it was kinda fun for me too. I probably inhibited the purpose of my apple shapes because instead of keeping all the shapes rectangular, I started challenging myself to see what shapes I could create. J rather enjoyed watching Mommy attempt octagons and stars. The next night at dinner, we were having apples again and my husband got involved in our little game as well.
I wish I took pictures of all the shapes we sliced, but J was pretty hungry (and Mom and Dady were distracted with the challenge at hand!).
So if you haven’t already, take a stab at the apple.
Age Attempted: 22 months, yes it took me this long to make shapes with J’s snacks!
Teachable Moments: shapes, that Mommy can have fun with J’s activities too
Try Again? My next challenge will be carving cones.
**Edited to add – We made letters tonight! It was actually J’s idea and quite a challenge to go through the alphabet.