On a recent windy day Finley and I collected a bunch of twigs that had fallen around the yard.
We then sat down to play with them.
First, we made shapes: squares, rectangles, and hearts. We then moved to making letters, talking about each one as we constructed it and singing the ABC song — over and over as only a toddler can do.
It was such a simple activity, but held her attention for longer than I expected. I’ve read that children who are active can concentrate better.
Gathering and creating with twigs was a fun and engaging way to practice learning the alphabet, as well as developing fine motor skills.
When she started poking me with the sticks, I knew we were done preparing for college.
How do you incorporate academic learning into outside activities? Share your ideas below in the comment box. Thanks!