Monday, August 18, 2008

Learning Safety and Colors

This week starts my first part time week at work! We didn't make it to Mother Goose time at the library today as we had other things to do, but hopefully next week. I'm already enjoying the extra time with Daniel.

Last week I talked with Becky whose little boy Andrew has already learned his colors. I asked her how she taught them to him and she said they used little cars. I've tried books on colors with Daniel and crayons but haven't had any luck. So today I pulled out 5 cars in the colors red, yellow, blue, black and gold. We went over the colors and I asked him to pick up a certain color car. It took him a few tries, but he got it! Then after we were all done, I sat down on the sofa and he picked up a car and ran over to me saying "Gold, Gold!" and sure enough it was the gold car!! I was so excited! Thanks Becky for the great tip!! Here he is holding up the colored cars for me!!


Also, on a funny note - Troy thought it would be hysterical to put a pair of goggles on Daniel and have him ride his riding toys. He said it was all in the name of safety. Poor kid - he'll do anything for his Papa.

14 comments:

Patti said...

It sounds like things are going well now that you have extra time with Daniel. Learning colors - pretty cool! Alex doesn't know his yet either. Although today I asked him for the blue marker and he picked the right one. I LOVE the safety goggles pic!

Anonymous said...

Way to go on your colors Daniel!
Safety goggles pic is too, too cute. Now we only need to get helmet, knee and elbow pads!
Love you,
Granny (nannie) XOXO

Carey and Norman said...

How fun to begin your days working part time! I'm very excited for you. Been thinking about you. I've misplaced your number at home, so I always want to call when I don't have your number handy.

Glad Becky's color game worked for you. We are still working on colors too. We were using M & M's. Mom eats the ones she misses. Of course, this could backfire as I might gain a few extra unwanted pounds!

Dede said...

Liam is getting pretty good with his colors. We use everything...balls, colored goldfish snacks, clothes, etc. to point out colors. For some reason, orange seems to stump him everytime though.

ana and russ said...

Thanks for sharing the idea about using the cars. I'll definitely use that one later, especially since Eli loves anything with a wheel on it!

Mary & Michael said...

Yeah to working part-time! Enjoy all this extra time with Daniel. Love the goggles photo. Good job on the colors, that is a great idea.

Jackie said...

Rachel- How much fun your little Daniel is! I know you will enjoy your time with him! I am enjoying reading your updates. :-)

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Meghan and Bill said...

Congrats on going part time! The tip on colors is great, thanks for sharing.

Also, the goggles picture is hilarious.

Susan and Randy said...

LOVE the picture of Daniel in his goggles, that one is pricelous!

Kristine and John said...

He gets cuter every post! I love the red goggles/glasses. Boys and cars.....its a good thing. We have a bucket and Sam will line them up, sort them, drive them all over the furniture and even on my arm!

Sounds like things are going really well. Glad you are now part-time Mommy! Yeah!

Michael and Carrie said...

He is so smart! Good job Daniel! That is great that he is picking up on things so quickly! I hope your first week part-time went well! The goggles are funny, too! :)

Xaviera said...

Great work.