Here at We Love The Babies, we hope you had a wonderful holidayl season! Christmas doesn't just hurt the bank for parents of teenagers anymore! Nowadays, three year olds are asking for the same electronics as fifteen year olds.
Personally, my three year old Emma, has been asking for a tablet, for about six months now. Her cousin, who she is very fond of, got a tablet. Since then, every time I asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she would say,"Mommy I want a tablet." So we've been planning on getting her one for Christmas, and we did.
Ok, so I know some parents may be thinking
"What use does a three year old have with a tablet?"
They haves so many games for babies and toddlers in the app store! My cellphone has applications as well. So, when we downladed her a puzzle, and she amazed us, with what she could do! We decided she was ready.
"Are you afraid she's going to drop and break it?"
We have a system. She can use it as long as...
1. Her hands are cleaned first.
2. She sits with it on her lap on the couch.
3. Her littlest sister is taking a nap, or she can sit on her bed in her room.
That way she can't drop it, if it's on her lap and she's sitting. Protection plans are amazing as well.
"What about the other babies, are they going to fight over it?"
Well her younger sister Mya also loves to play games. She enjoys counting games, puzzles, and books that read to her. Mya is two years old, and her hands are slightly smaller. When Emma is sitting on the couch with her tablet, I give Mya my cell phone. They have alot of fun helping each other, and learning how to use new games. They can even play the same game at the same time.
Check out the video of Emma playing on her tablet via instagram @welovethebabies Thank you, and we hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!
Babies need time outside. It is important to use the parental locks and monitor what games are being played. Having the Internet switched off is a parental control that I use. The games typically donn't need internet unless making a purchase. After the game is downloaded and installed, no Internet is needed. Make sure as they grow older to continue to monitor them and use parental controls. Use timers and put time limits on use.
Skills to Promote:
To promote hand eye coordination
To enhance knowledge and build understanding about bugs
To make connections about legs, and counting how many.
To enhance recycling motivations
Recycled paper towel rolls (cut 4in for the body cut 1 1/2 in for head) Unless your making a really long caterpillar. Cut sizes to your digression.
Pipe cleaners (antennas and legs)
Paint ( to paint the caterpillar)
Pom-Poms for nose and Google eyes
1. Take card board pieces of paper towel roll and hot glue the head to the body. Turn the head so the holes are on the side, and the holes on the body are in the front.
2. Cut six holes for legs under the body, and cut two holes on top of the head for antennas.
3. Cut pipe cleaners, into 1-2 in sections. You will need 8 evenly sized pipe cleaner pieces. Squeeze pipe cleaners through the holes, or have children do so.
4. Secure pipe cleaners with hot glue. Let Dry.
5. Set up painting area, and have children paint their caterpillars the color of their choice.
When given the caterpillar, the child will paint, and they will hopefully view caterpillars as cute, instead of scary. They will paint the caterpillar, and personalize, while reusing recycled materials from home.
(Picture coming soon)
When given a cup the children will fill it up with snow, mark the snow line and let it melt. By doing so, the child learns about volume.
Snow or ice
Ask the children what they like to do outside in the snow. Ask them what they think snow is made of.
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This page is for up to date lesson plans. These are new lesson plans that I have created myself, or have searched for. All credit is given where due. Lets get these little minds running!