I have been trying to be more intentional with educating Daniel and Mercy. Daniel will start school in the fall. We didn't put him in preschool. He has a cousin who's three who is in preschool already. In my insecure moments I begin to panic that he's already behind. Other moments I know he is well beyond his peers in some areas.
We've added "school" to our daily routine three to four times a week. One project we are working on together is an ABC's book. I've seen many variations of this project, ranging from hand-drawn apples or zebras, to quite elaborate personalized books that the kids obviously weren't involved in at all (but highlight the talents of somebody's mommy).
Here is our version:
Our lesson starts with a letter. We talk about the sound. Then we talk about the words we know that start with that letter. Then I grab my camera and we go on a hunt for objects in our house that start with that letter. Both Daniel and Mercy love to be in front of the camera these days and have jostled each other in attempt to get an object to Mommy first. I snap a zillion pictures, pick out the best set them up in a 4"x6" format to print. After our project is complete we'll print the photos and slide them into an inexpensive photo album.