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  1. Discovering Montesso
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    I love all of your activities! I missed your tot school postings. I can't remember the exact name, but if you like Barney there is a wonderful dvd about shapes and colors. The tunes are catchy, it was always a winner when I played it for the children. I hear what your saying about Montessori, because on the flip side it makes my elementary children look like they are so behind,when in fact they are not.On the postive side it helps you to be able to relax a bit when they tend to just focus on one subject more than the other. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Our Country Road
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    Lots of fun!! I really want to pick up the Rush Hour game. I was excited to see it at Hobby Lobby last week- 40% off coupon here we come :). Your gingerbread men are too cute!

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  3. Monica
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    I love how thoughtful you are about your children's education…you have some very lucky kids there. 🙂

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  4. Coming Home to Live
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    I love the 5 senses Gingerbread activity! That is a lot of fun! We already did Gingerbread men but I will have to remember that for next year 🙂

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  5. Brittney
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    I will have to check into those scissors and the Rush Hour game!My oldest learned his shapes from a Blues Clues video…I think it was called Shape Detectives. Although I prefer hands-on items…magnetic shapes, pattern blocks, puzzles. I have a couple posts about them.http://moms-heart.blogspot.com/2011/12/tot-school-christmas-week-2.htmlhttp://moms-heart.blogspot.com/2011/12/living-hands-on-math-for-preschoolers.htmlStopping in from Tot School!Brittney

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  6. Lulu
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    My 24 month old knows most of his colours/shapes but can`t say many of them- I found that because he likes drawing so much and likes me to draw with him that I just end up drawing lots of shapes in different colours and asking him where they are. Like where is the red heart, blue star, yellow circle etc. This helped him a lot!Love your gingerbread!Oh and the red and green rice pouring activity is fantastic!

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  7. April
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    Roman has that same Robot shirt! My daughter learned all of her letters too before she grasped the concept of shapes all the way. I think part of it might be that some children are more language oriented and some are more math oriented. Letter sounds are language and shapes are geometry.

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  8. Selmada
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    When my twins were J-Jo's age I got this DVD from our local library <a href="http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7719870http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=771… />while its targeted to special needs and neither of mine are, it was amazing. They watched it twice and have never gotten their shapes mixed up again. Because we really did only watch it two times,it might not be a good purchase, but if your local library has it, go for it. I think if they didn't already have a base, it wouldn't have been as quick but I could not believe the difference in just a day.I'm going to look for the color and number ones in the same series at our library.

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