Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Aquatic Academics
I have been trying to have preschool with Baby Girl every day since school started. She doesn't really like it. She hates structure and routines. So, I'm trying to find ways to still teach a few things, but have it be fun. Thus, our preschool in the pool.

We went out and counted how many times we could jump up and down. We sang the ABC's while we chased each other around the pool. We played "I Spy". We watched a butterfly land on the "biggie board" (it's just a little kick board) and take a drink with it's long tongue. Then we talked about where the butterfly might live and what other creatures might live in the bushes and trees. Overall I think it was a very successful lesson and since there really doesn't look like it's going to cool down any time soon, we will probably be able to do it several more times before we put the pool away for the "winter".

14 comments:

Yvonne said...

Wow! What a great way to hold pre-school. That is fantastic. You are a wonderful mom/teacher. It sounds like it was totally successful. I am so impressed.

Tonya said...

Now that is the kind of preschool that I want to go to. Sounds like you guys had fun. Some of the best learning lessons are outside the classroom.

Nancy Face said...

I loved reading about your pool preschool so much, I found myself wishing I could come! What a cool and creative mom you are! Yay! :D

mcewen said...

Yes there's a definite chill in the air this morning. Time to move on to the next season.
Best wishes
[hmmm is that going to prompt you to change your theme again?]

Holly said...

You sound like an awesome mom! What a fun way to combine mommy/daughter time into school time.

Katkat said...

Good for you. My son is the same way. If i don't make it fun then he doesn't want to do it.

Kimberly said...

I'm too lazy to comment on every post, so good getting caught up. I missed you!

And even if it is too girlie for you, I loooove the new look!

Lisa said...

Love pool preschool!

diana said...

sounds good to me. very creative. who wouldn't want to learn while splashing in a pool.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

adorable mel.

thanks for the sweet email this morning, kathleen :)

Mandy & Ken Abbott said...

You are so creative... I love it!

kailani said...

Very creative! I give you an A+!

slyn said...

Thanks for sharing your great ideas. I have a feeling my little one may turn out to me the same way, structure just doesn't work for her!

Dedee said...

I think that's an awesome idea!