Saturday, April 30, 2011

Another Milestone!

I realize that traditionally, milestones at almost six months consist of mostly physical accomplishments.  However, I am equally excited about this one.  My baby is getting so big!  Today Xander had his first addition lesson!

Okay, well that is kind of a lie.  Technically, we have been doing an addition lesson every day for a few months. Since I show him Doman style dot cards and we show two new quantities and retire the two oldest every day, he should have some concept of adding a new object.  (We are almost done with dot cards!  81-90!)  However, today was the first time it was presented as 1 + 1 = 2.  Of course it isn't presented with numerals, but quantities.  We finally hit the addition section on his Little Math program!  By the way, he was VERY interested in it.  He cooed the whole time!  That little guy and his math!

I found some great little colored objects at a garage sale that I plan on using to help reinforce the mathematical concepts.  When he gets a bit older I can use Cheerios or raisins also.  I should do the Doman style equation lessons, but honestly, I am just too lazy.  Trying to dig through and set up 15+ equations to show him spread out throught every day is just a bit overwhelming.  Little Reader will just have to do.  I am excited to see how he approaches math when he gets older!

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