I would like to invite you to a new series here at Mama’s Learning Corner: In Our Homeschool. A few times each month, I’ll post a bit about our school week. It might be a project we’re working on, our a book we’re reading, a field trip, or maybe a helpful homeschool hint.
In Our Homeschool posts will usually be shorter than my typical non-printable posts and won’t be ‘perfectly suitable’ for Pinterest. 😉
I’ll try to post these on Fridays, so make sure to check in for these. I am looking so forward to writing this series! ❤
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Playdough Tool Set
My littlest boy is about to turn four! ::sniff sniff:: As I’ve mentioned many times, my youngest is a rough and tumbly boy (but super sweet and cuddly!) who loves to be outside.
He does not have a lot of interest in sitting at the table unless he is cutting with scissors or playing with playdough.
I’m fine with him not being super interested in writing yet, as there will be plenty of time for that in the next couple of years. For now, we’re just writing a few letters each day on the Handwriting Without Tears slates and practicing the starting corner.
→ Read more: How I Use Handwriting Without Tears in Our Homeschool (with a video)
The drill that my boy is holding does not come with the playdough tool kit set, just FYI. He snagged it from a different kit because…well…it’s a drill.
My little man is all about tools and “fixing things” with his daddy, so I searched for a Tool themed playdough set for Christmas. I was tickled to actually find a set!
Since he was three older sisters above him, our playdough equipment consists of mostly playdough princess castles and bakery sets. The Boy, as I call him, needs another color besides pink in his playdough life. 🙂
Each day during our Bible time, my youngest pulls out the playdough box. Playdough will carry him through Bible time plus whatever we work on afterwards (a poem, a song, etc.), and sometimes through our first subject of the day.
Our first subject of the day is always Latin, if you’re curious. Latin and math require the most brain power in our house, so those are must-do’s in the morning when brains are more fresh. It took me years to figure this out and make it a rule.
→ Read more: Why I Teach Latin in Our Homeschool
If my little man has hung with his playdough set all the way through Latin, I praise him profusely for sitting there so long, and then I sit with him and we do a bit of school. That might be practicing letters or numbers in playdough, rolling out playdough balls and counting them, or just building something fun.
This time of playdough learning will be fleeting, as I am acutely aware. While he’s interested, I will buy as many 50-cent tubs of playdough as needed for this school-time activity that he absolutely loves!
Here’s the direct link: Playdough Tool Kit for Toddlers