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Old 02-19-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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Re: Starting, totally overwhelmed.

We don't do any formal schooling at all around here until kindergarten, and even then, it's meant to be fun and get my children to love school. That being said, I can tell you what my three year old did today during school time (he is slightly behind in some areas, doing well in others for reference):

1. Play dough time
2. Magnetic letter play
3. Alphabet puzzle
4. Busy Farm from Discovery Toys (with me)
5. Played trains by himself for awhile
6. During lunch, he is watching Team Umizoomi (because I'm that mom that let's my kid watch tv while he eats )

Because he is slightly behind in fine motor skills, we also will do some of the following regularly:

1. Button game: moving buttons from one bowl to another with tweezers
2. Rice game: Digging through dry rice for hidden objects
3. Birdy game: Picking up "worms" made from pipe cleaners using a clothes pin
4. Biggie Beads: You can find them on Amazon
5. Painting (he hates finger painting, but that would be a good idea for a kid who likes it)

We also have some other puzzles with numbers and colors and shapes. Those help with working on those things. He also enjoys playing games at,, loves his Leappad. He is particularly good at Logic Puzzles in my opinion.

There are some great websites with free printables all over the internet. Here are some of my favorites:

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