Activity of the Day: Watering Plants

Activity of the Day: Watering Plants

Good evening and happy Tuesday! Paul’s responsibility to take care of his plants is enhancing his cognitive development, sensory development, gross motor and fine motor development, and language development. 

Cognitive Development 

  • This activity teaches Paul that he needs to pick up his watering pot, fill it with water, walk over to the plants, kneel next to them, pour water in one plant, and then repeat for the additional plants. 
  • He is learning about how plants grow and sustain life. We talk about how plants need oxygen, carbon dioxide (and that we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide), water, and sunlight to survive and grow. 
  • He is learning about the parts of plants and trees. 

Sensory development

  • This activity requires that Paul touches a variety of textures. We talk about everything that he touches and their attributes.  

Language development

  • During this activity, the following words are used: gentle, rough, soft, hard, green, blue, yellow, first, second, then, watering pot, water, full, empty, pour, slow, slowly, fast, walk, run, careful, carefully, oxygen, carbon dioxide, water, rain, clouds, rain clouds, sunlight, hot, cold, liquid, solid, etc

Gross motor development

  • Paul has to walk on an uneven surface and keep his balance while carefully bringing a watering pot to the plants. 
  • He needs to climb up and down a high step. 

Fine motor development 

  • Paul has to use his hand and fingers to hold the tools needed for the activity. 

I love doing ongoing activities with Paul. Every time he engages in the activity, his language development, sensory development, cognitive developmeny, gross motor development, and fine motor development are strengthened. Thank you for reading, I hope you have a very happy Tuesday!! 

Activity of the Day: Organic Planting with Mama and Papa!

Activity of the Day: Organic Planting with Mama and Papa!

Good evening and happy Wednesday =D Today, Paul had an enriching learning experience while planting with mama and papa.

  • Language Development:
    • He learned the following words: dirt, shovel, planting, seeds, oregano, parsley, chives, cilantro, thyme, organic, ants, worms, insects, holes, planting pot, dirty, crumbly, cold, windy, small, large, tiny, big, etc.
  • Sensory Development:
    • Paulie manipulated the dirt and gardening tools as we spoke about the attributes.
  • Motor Development:
    • Paulie used a scooper, hands, and fingers to scoop out the dirt from the dirt bag and put it in the planting pot.
    • He placed the seeds in the dirt with the pincer grip.
  • Cognitive Development:
    • He learned that we were scooping dirt in the pot and helped us with the task.
    • He learned that we were putting seeds in the holes in the dirt and helped us.

The learning activity will be ongoing because he will water the herbs everyday and watch them grow. We will talk about the necessities that plants need to survive (oxygen, water, and sunlight); as well as why plants need these necessities to survive. We we also talk about the parts of the herb plants.

Here are some pictures from today’s activity =D

 

Thank you for reading! I hope you have a happy day! =D