I know most mommies are biased about their children. We all think our children are the most beautiful, the most brilliant, the funniest kids in the world. I am no exception. I find my child absolutely fascinating. She is so bright and continues to get smarter everyday. She is very proud of the new things she learns and likes to tell us and show us how much she knows.
Mai is very interactive. No matter what I am doing, she will grab my hand & say “Mama come on, play together.” She tried pulling me off the toilet the other day. Not that you wanted to know that. We do puzzles, color & read together everyday. She enjoys so much pointing out all the different colors, shapes & objects. I thought it might be fun to try to incorporate these into a game that we could play together and that would give her the opportunity to show off her smarts.
Using the Word program on my computer, I created playing cards with clip art and words. I printed them on card stock for a sturdier card. For my cards, I chose shapes, colors & numbers. The idea was to make coordinating cards that matched with the shapes, colors or numbers. For instance, for crescent, the opposing card was a moon. I separated the cards into two piles. One pile made up of shapes,colors & numbers and the other pile with the coordinating picture. I lined up the picture cards for Mai & presented her with one of the cards from the other pile. Mai then chose the matching card and presented to me.
Mai did a great job matching up the shapes and colors. She liked playing with the cards on her own as well. This would be a great activity for teaching the alphabet & sight words as well.