Friday, January 21, 2011

Weekly Wrap-Up

We continued playing/learning about outer space this week.  We took a few trips.

To the moon.

And mars (which he said looks remarkably like Moab).

He and Daddy sorted space flashcards cards into "in the solar system" and "outside the solar system" piles (plus an extra for astronauts and machines).

We also downloaded a couple of fun iphone apps about space.  I'm hoping to get a new batch of books on the space theme at the library this weekend.  To see our first post about our outer space studies, click here.

Cat in the Hat I Can Do That! GameWe went to the grocery store this week and left with three board games.  How did that happen?!  He really wanted to buy "Sorry" (I think he was just amused by the name).  Then I saw Cat In The Hat I Can Do That, a Dr. Seuss based game that another mom recently recommended to me.  It allows for all sorts of silly, somewhat physical play (like walking backwards around a "trick-a-ma-stick" with a toy boat on your head), and I knew he would just love it (he does).  Lastly, I saw How Tall Am I on sale for $5.  I had bought this game for my nephew a year or two ago, so I recognized it right away, and it fit with one of my ideas for the year - to work on measurement stuff here and there.  We have had fun with all three games this week, although we only tried Sorry once, and it was too long for him.  I'll have to shorten it and just use one or two pieces for now.

And we spent a ridiculous amount of time on the computer playing games - the Bibliophile in a comfy chair with the laptop while I wear "Baby Girl" (this is what he insists I should call her) in an ergo carrier, bounce on my exercise ball next to him, assist with his games, and occasionally try to shove food in his mouth.

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Comment!  What have you been up to this week?

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love2teach2day said...

Looks VERY fun! ;)

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Niiiccceee trips! LOL Love it!


ChristyLove said...

Completely unrelated comment: I love your blue rug.

Infant Bibliophile said...

@ChristyLove thanks! We went so long without any rug until I got around to deciding and buying one. It's hard to imagine what it was like without it. :)

MaryAnne said...

I love your rug, too! We just bought a rug for our living room, and it's made a huge difference for us too!

And Mars does look remarkably like Moab =)

And speaking of strange-looking places in Utah, Have you been to Goblin Valley yet?

Raising a Happy Child said...

I like your planet collages - what a cool idea. I have those Target cards too and plan to introduce them next week. We have a lot of fun with space theme.

melodysadventures said...

Cool moon photos!

Angela said...

Going to the grocery store and leaving with games sounds like something we would do. We don't have the Cat in the Hat one yet, but your description makes me want to check into it.

Infant Bibliophile said...

The photos were taken at a playspace at the planetarium. They look like we were just having fun with Photoshop :)

Marcia said...

I think it's great that you're already learning about space and having fun too!
Marcia :)

Ticia said...

I've done that where I went to buy one thing and ended up with a lot more.

That's a super cool planetarium you found. I've heard there's one near here, but I don't know.