Little Miss likes learning activities that are quiet, Wild One always lights up when I make our learning into a physical game (specifically jumping, running, swatting). It seems a lifetime ago when we were learning our letter sounds. I remember Little Miss liked pointing to magnetic letters, whereas Wild One was learning letter sounds by playing swat the letter.
Two years later, we are learning our sight words and Little Miss now likes (sometimes, when she's in the mood) to jump and dance and twirl. I created a gigantic sight word board in the driveway (with each word written twice, so that the three of us could play simutaneously). Little Miss said that she was going to be the teacher and tell us (Wild One and me) which word to jump on. I have a feeling that as she grows-up , I'm going to be hearing a lot of Little Miss trying to take the lead and tell us all what to do!
The inspiration for this giant sight word stomp board was from the below hopscotch board. You see, early last week, we played a game of hopscotch using -at words. Little Miss was not at all interested. She wanted to draw with chalk, Grandma and Grandpa bought them a huge box of vibrant sidewalk chalk. She was all ready to draw, however she asked me not to take any pictures until she finished - and of course it rained. Meanwhile, Wild One kept asking, "are you done yet? Can I play?". I didn't think I'd ever finish the hopscotch board, he kept trying to jump on the board as I was creating it.
Oh, those red stains on the collar of Wild One's shirt is strawberry juice. He ate almost 1/2 of a pound of strawberries!