I am lucky enough to have Kenley at home in the afternoons for one more year before she heads to all day Kindergarten. She is eager to learn, so lately I have been setting aside some fun activities for her and I (or just her!) to do after school to keep her engaged. Sometimes we bake, sometimes she colors pictures alongside me while I work, and sometimes I surprise her with something new and fun! She loves Goldfish crackers to snack on, so I incorporated this counting game printable for her after school routine.
I have been working with Kenley on two things in particular lately- her handwriting and her being able to put items into groups. She is excellent at counting on her own, but getting her to visualize that number is our next task. She has shown a lot of interest in doing her own “homework” after school since Brayden typically comes home with a math worksheet or short reading assignment. I want to encourage and foster that for her, so I created this worksheet with numbers so she can put the appropriate number of Goldfish crackers in the correct spot.
I love that it gives her some independence, but also some quality time just her and I. She is starting to look forward to her afternoons with me, and I am trying to soak them all up before next year. Plus, I think she was eating just as many Goldfish as she was using for her counting game!
She was so proud of herself once she completed the worksheet, and she ended up doing it a few more times before moving on to the next thing.
I love being able to encourage her and foster her learning at home, and Goldfish is a big part of that! We often share a small bowl and watch some TV or read together. Goldfish crackers are a snack I feel good about giving her and the quality time we share is something I won’t take for granted.
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