Thursday, March 19, 2009

Learning with Diego

I have a 19 month old boy that's very wild and has a very strong will. He does not like to play with his toys, or at least not that long, so trying to find things to keep him occupied is quite hard. I've been reading this blog that has inspired me to try new things to do with him, and although it takes time for him to get used to this new things they provide fun and he can learn at the same time! He can count from 1 to 10 and when I say this to people they don't believe me, I just one day decided to count the animals in his book just to distract him, and continued to do it every day or so. One day he finally started "counting". Now he counts more clearly and will count everything although not the way you're supposed to do it (he just points to the same spot and counts :P ).

We've done a couple of activities around here like painting, with crayons or the tot paint filled-brushes, because he doesn't like the feel of the finger paint and will refuse to paint with it :)
Can you see how happy he is?

Now this is better mom!

We also played with rice! Probably not a very good idea to use with him at this point! It was fine for like the first 10 minutes, but then he started eating it. No more rice for him for now!

Can you see how concentrated he was transferring the rice to the little container?

Caught in the act, aha!
Then I decided to make homemade play dough, he didn't like the feel of it either.

So I decided to give him some toothpicks so he could poke the dough, he loved it, yay mom!

Well that's all for now!

Check out the Tot School page for lots of great ideas!


  1. What a great post. Good luck with keeping him occupied. I have a wild boy that is just a few months ahead of yours. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have an active 19 month old daughter. I also just started my blog documenting her learning a little while ago. You can check us out if you want.