Alex is quickly becoming a backseat driver, telling me when the crossroads are clear of cars coming so I can go from the stop sign. He knows what speed limit signs mean. He knows the traffic signals. He pays attention to the digital compass and temperature gauge above the rearview mirror and likes to announce when we’re traveling east, west, south, or north – and he loves showing off with those big numbers of eighty-eight degrees and he knows what it all means. I love it.
I played with Alex in his room with all his Little People and Thomas the Train sets. We talked and interacted and it was so wonderful to spend some play time with my little man. He told me all the characters’ names and what all his vehicles did and where they went and why.
I loved that play time and really need to do it more and not think about what I could be doing that I feel may be more productive. He needs that Mama time.
Now that the month is almost over…it snuck on by me! We were super busy with camps, conventions, and just life…I wish I had done some fun art projects with the toy truck wheels and played more with ramps and blocks.
~Tot and Preschool Printables and Themes~
- PreKinders Transportation Theme
- Living Montessori Now Transportation Ideas
- 2 Teaching Mommies: Ways We Get Around
- Homeschool Creations Transportation Preschool Pack
- Totally Tots Transportation Theme
- 1+1+1=1 Monster Trucks Preschool Pack Alex really likes this!
- The Measured Mom Preschool Transportation Pages
- Education.com Transportation Kindergarten (and so many more free!)
Alex’s favorite toy:
Tori loves helping Alex and it gives her confidence in reading to teach him words. She often reads to him before bed. She doesn’t get so anxious reading to her little brother as she does with the rest of us.
This work was dear to my heart. My first car was 1974 Volkswagen Beetle. It was rusty and orange, but we got it fixed and painted it yellow. The cards are from PreKinders.
Tori set up the car cards and Alex picked out the correct colors. Tori helped him place the cards in the chart carefully.
These vehicle matching mini-puzzles were a hit! I separated them into 3 sections: front, middle, and rear to make it less overwhelming.
We also participated in a Flat Stanley adventure!
Alex loves this Wheels on the Bus app from Duck Duck Moose. (we love their apps!)