Preschool Years at Home

Laughing, Loving, and Learning Together

Fun in the Sun — and Out

on July 23, 2012

With triple digit weather in full swing, we woke the girls earlier than usual this morning and headed to the park for some fun in the early morning sun. Baby Bear, our little sun lover, literally hit the ground running:

Little Explorer

The girls enjoyed the swings …

… and Little Bear obligingly seesawed with Baby Bear …

More than anything else, though, the girls simply enjoyed running and playing in the great outdoors — observing a family of baby prairie dogs, climbing trees, playing in the sand.

Little climber

Back at home, Little Bear built a MagnaTile house for her Melissa & Doug Wooden Family Doll Set. She drew on her MagnaDoodle and created a pony sticker mosaic. She completed cutting, paper-folding, and pasting activities in her Kumon First Steps workbooks while Baby Bear slept. We also played a memory game, reviewed numbers 1-23, and built patterned Duplo towers.

A late afternoon storm kept us from enjoying our usual pool time, but the cubs enjoyed watching the rain from the windows and splashing in the puddles it left behind. With more storm clouds gathering, they reluctantly headed in to eat dinner, take baths (and fingerpaint with shaving cream in the tub), build a Duplo grocery store, and share bedtime stories.

Tonight’s read-alouds included:

… and a couple of stories from The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book. All in all, it was a day of active fun and a day of learning. The girls followed their hearts and followed directions. They cultivated their minds and their imaginations. What could be better?

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