Yesterday I was a bit out of sorts, and as the Infant Bibliophile went into a drawer and pulled out a muffin tin, I asked him to put it back. I realized, though, that I sometimes find myself saying "no" to him without thinking about saying "yes." What harm does it do to eat our lunch in a muffin tin? So I changed my mind and let him pull it out, and put the lunch we had already been preparing into it.
Muffin Tin Monday, and it wasn't until today that I learned that this week's official theme is Back to School/Learning. It just so happens we did a semi-appropriate muffin tin activity. We used the lunch we had already made to do patterning and counting while we ate. Not the most aesthetically exciting Muffin Tin creation, but he loved it and did really well. (We had allergy-friendly "muddy buddies," chicken nuggets, french fries, and bits of chocolate and sunbutter bar).
I have plenty of books piled up to review, but as naptime is drawing to a close, I am going to post this and catch up with some book reviews later.
Are there any children's books that teach patterning? We use some internet games, but for the most part, we just do patterning activities for fun with buttons and game pieces. I can't think of any children's books that explicitly involve patterns.
You can read our reviews of various books about counting here.