best of teach mama countdown: #9 — building words, names

building wordsThis post, which rolls in at #9, continues to surprise me with the amount of hits it gets.

Maybe it’s the title: word building, name building (and crossing the line).

Maybe people find it unintentionally when they’re trying to figure out what to do when their kids ‘cross the line’–I’m not sure.

I’m really not sure.

I’d like to think I’ve got a bit better, but this countdown isn’t about me–it’s about popular posts.

But teach mama’s top 10 all-time best countdown, numero nueve, is a post that focuses on Owen and Cora’s fun during homework time one day last year–before Owen was in Kindergarten.

On this particular day, they innocently played with magnetic letters and cookie sheets, building words and playing with family names. But then my boy ate a ‘little guy funny pill’ and totally crossed the line.

Here we go. . .

building words, family namesword building, name building (and crossing the line)

During homework time, if Owen and Cora express an interest in doing something fine-motor related, I’ll certainly let them go there–stringing beads, using chopsticks, hole-punching, cutting, anything. But for a good 10-20 minutes, we all just kind of chill out and have ‘work time’.

Last week, once again we were all about names during homework time–while Maddy and I worked, these two played with words and names.

Things were fine at first, but after about 20 minutes, they (okay, Owen) crossed the line.

Read more to find out what he did. . .

 

Tomorrow: teach mama’s top 10 all-time best countdown, #8.

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