This week was our first week back from vacation, and I couldn’t be happier with being back into our routine. The Our Week posts are going to be a new addition to Sicily’s Heart & Home. I get a lot of questions over in my Facebook group about daily routines and the activities we do. I thought a weekly review post would be helpful to many of you. And to make it even simpler, I decided to share our week in pictures.
This week I started introducing colors in a not so formal way. I try to have everything child-led and based on Sicily’s interests. She has been naming every car either black or blue lately, so I thought we might try some colors. I introduced the color red this week, but we didn’t have a formal discussion like “This is red.” I simply laid out red materials and made sure I was continually naming the color of things as we played.
I finally got this girl to paint! I was so excited to see her sit down, ignore the mess, and paint a bit. We are going to paint a page every week in a different color to make our own color book.
We also made some red playdough, which she also played with. Usually she just walks past the playdough and pokes it. She actually sat this week and played for a good 30 minutes. I was one proud Mama this week.
We went to the park this week and noticed cicada shells laying on the trees. I think we found about 10 of them. Sicily enjoyed picking them off the tree and looking at them. I wanted to bring a few home for our nature table, but unfortunately toddler hands thought otherwise.
Sorry for the blurry picture. I’m still trying to figure out how to take clear pictures with my phone. I set up a simple farm invitation to play with the Little People farm set. Sicily loved it! The next morning, I just threw all the pieces into a basket to see how she would approach the set. She just dumped all the pieces on the floor and was done with it, so I learned that I need to set up the invitation every morning in order for her to get involved with it. FYI- She is kissing all the animals in this picture 🙂
We try to get outside for a minimum of 30 minutes everyday. Sicily loves playing Peek-a-Boo around the tree.
Another proud Mama moment this week. Sicily has been attempting puzzles lately, but gets frustrated very easily and gives up within a few minutes. She worked hard this week and finally got a few pieces into the correct spot.
Our local fair was open this week, so we stopped by to pet some animals. Sicily petted a sheep, goat, bunny, pig, and baby calf.
Sicily is loving her learning tower and got a bit messy making some cinnamon apple muffins with me on Sunday morning.
I hope you had a wonderful week! I would love to see your weekly pictures in our Facebook group or on Instagram using #Sicilysplaytime.