We have decided to forgo most printables for this year, as I was struggling to manage the cutting out required (in terms of time not dexterity!). A4 does lots of worksheet type activities with her Jolly Phonics and Mathusee so I didn’t think she would miss out too much. I already do an hour of 1-2-1 school time with A4. I wanted B4FIAR to be non-intensive mummy time, lots of reading, playing and building lots of lovely family relationships!
Each day, whilst I had a snuggle with B1 before her nap, the children played a monkey game together ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Early-Learning-Centre-124816-Business/dp/B0063DLFAC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1351878154&sr=8-2 ) This game was great for the age range I have and everyone joined in enthusiastically:
As soon as B1 is up from her nap it’s muffin tin time:
The sensory bin this week is a fun collection of play mobil and felt. We found lots of monkeys, a man, a tree and lots of caps. I put in a sheet of green felt and cut out a sun, marking a face with a sharpie. (The children immediately recognised this as personification):
And all mixed up (how B1 and A4 received it):
Sensory trays are great for free play as well as acting out the story with the older ones.
Of course they did lots of tray activities:
Some of B1’s trays: