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Happy Friday friends! Even though it was a week ago, I hope you all had an amazing 4th of July filled with plenty of food, friends, and fireworks!
With the holiday over, it seems as though the back to school season is right around the corner, which technically, I guess that it is :)
While Nicholas is still only preschool age, the amount of progress that he has made over the past year has cemented in our minds the decision to homeschool. He truly thrives on having a set schedule, a routine, and the one-on-one attention that he is getting.
Last year, when we first made the decision to homeschool, we started out with some simple Tot School themes that he really seemed to enjoy at first, but before too long, we could tell that he was quickly becoming quite frustrated. At the time, he was still non-verbal and the inability to effectively communicate was wearing on us both.
Since then, his speech has improved dramatically and he amazes us each and every day with the things that come out of his mouth! In light of this, we have been slowly adding a bit more structured learning back into our days (not that he wasn’t learning before hand) and adjusting to what works best for him.
To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised to find that he really does seem to enjoy having a sort of theme for the week. He needs more than a single day on a subject but take too long and he loses all interest :) He thrives on having a schedule, a routine that he can anticipate, and he loves learning new things.
So, we’re heading back into “homeschooling” for the year. I mean, he is still preschool age, so it really looks like a lot of play and fun (and it is!) but he’s soaking everything up like a little sponge.
We started off with a fun little mini theme just to see how it went over and he loved it! Since it’s still summer and we had so much fun with out Watermelon Do-A-Dot printables, we decided to keep it going and add a little more to it.
It’s smaller than our previous packs but again, this was more of a “it’s summer, let’s ease back into it” sort of thing :)
This pack also includes the Do-A-Dot printables so you only need to download a single set of printables, but that’s not all! Within this set, you’ll find:
Handwriting (for the older ones)
Connect the Dots
So many fun things for little hands to do!
This was such a fun summery theme and was the perfect way to welcome in the season. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!