My only gripe about the children's section of the library is the organisation. It is almost impossible to locate any book from the shelves, even with the details of the book from the NLB website. I shortlisted 3 books from the library's website but could not even locate one. I then spent half an hour trying to locate the books from the shelves, then finally settled for a quick scan for interesting titles.
K is into trucks recently. His interest started from a page from this book; Richard Scarry's Biggest Word book.
He has been asking me to read this book which I borrowed from the library; Truck Stuck by Sallie Wolf, for a few nights in a row. It is about a truck that gets stuck under a bridge and causes a terrible traffic jam that soon turns into a block party. When attempts to remove the truck fail, two kids, some balloons, and a dog save the day. Love the little text, rhyme and clever illustrations in the book.
I am so glad that he is finally able stay attentive to a book being read to him from start to finish. For a while, I was concerned about his short attention span. Guess it does make a difference when the activities that are 'K-centred' rather than 'mummy-directed'.
Been trying to teach him the concepts of numbers lately. Rather than letting him learn rote counting, we have started counting the different types of trucks while we spot them while in the car. Also introduced categorisation from the different types of trucks that we see. From dump trucks, pick up trucks, mixer trucks to trailer trucks and we get extremely excited when we see an automobile truck.
Got him these trucks to enhance his play activities:
This is just my adaptation of a child centred home-based curriculum, so as to get K more involved and active in his own learning. My objective will be to expose him to as many experiences to real life activities as possible, so as to aid in his play experiences and learn how the world works.
Next, to find a construction site that we watch from a safe distance. So that K can watch the cranes and excavators at work.