Since the debut of our “states” fun back in April, a lot of people have asked about our progress.
So, I finally remembered to videotape it.
This project was simple: Two or three mornings a week, I would pull out our states placemat. I would place a small treat on a state, and if Ali correctly named the state, she got to keep the treat. If she didn’t, it went on another state, after I reminded her the name of the prior state. Her attention span is typical for a 2 1/2 year old, so we spent about 5 minutes on this project a day.
Disclaimer #1: Yes, the angle and lighting start out bad. I promise I fix it after a couple of states.
Disclaimer #2: Yes, I know that this video is long. But there are a lot of states. Gimme a break.
2 1/2 Years old
2 1/2 Months of learning (or, the “fun new game”, as Ali thinks it is)
3.5 pounds of Pistachios
1/2 million marshmallows
150 Yogurt covered raisins (for variety)
p.s. – I just figured out the trick of stealing and re-rewarding today – but she didn’t seem to notice too much. Cuts down on the sugar intake nicely.
Click here for our further adventures in learning countries..
We also learned Presidents…
You might also be interested in this follow-up project: