D and I started this day off by playing Skylanders together. By the time I was done playing my one level P made it out of bed. He took over playing for me at the end of the level so I could take the dog out who was ringing her bell crazy wanting outside. Most the time the dog wants out just to play, we don't have a fence so I have to be out there with her. Eventually D stopped playing, probably because P got bossy, and played with her kitchen toys and her iPad. After P played by himself for a little bit he then went on to play his iPad.
At lunch time we watch a couple episodes of Animal Atlas, The Biggest and the Fastest and then Something Extra. The kids love learning about animals and they learn a lot from these shows. After our shows the kids wanted a fort. I built a fort tall enough this time to be able to sit up if needed so they could do their school work in it.
They worked on their school work at the same time while in the fort. D and I read a chapter out of Rainbow Magic: Layla the Candyfloss Fairy. I am not sure she is ready for a book like this yet, she didn't pay much attention to the book, but she was the one that wanted to read it. Maybe I will try Tinker Bell instead, maybe that will keep her interest, or just stick to picture books, we shall see where this goes. D then worked on her math on her computer. She did Easy Peasy Getting Ready 1 Days 182, 183, and 184. These days took her to games that worked on counting. One game was Sid the Science Kid red light green light that counted how many steps it took you to get across the finish line. After her math was finished she went back to Sid the Science Kid site and played a bunch of games there. This site has great science games that teach the kids a lot while having fun. When she was done with Sid she went to Friv.com and played games there. This site isn't educational but it has ton of games the kids like. I figured she did some good learning and let her do what she wanted.
P read a chapter out of one of the Super Pets books he borrowed from the library. These books are great because they are pets of super heroes he loves and it is a good level of reading for him. The chapters aren't too long that he can get through one without complaining it's too much. Being a chapter book is nice also because he has to remember what was going on in the story before reading again a different day. After reading P went on to do his math. On this day he worked on Easy Peasy Math 2 Day 10 which reviewed recognizing where numbers are on a number line, or which order, while only have a couple numbers visible. He was really enjoying the game for this and did it over and over. He saw that D was playing Sid red light green light and went to that site and played a while there. He also went to Friv afterward and played a while. He also went and played some Diego games at Nick Jr for a little bit.
When they were done playing on the computers they watched Go, Diego, Go on Amazon Instant Video. They ended up watching this the rest of the day off and on while P played his iPad and D played with her kitchen toys and Skylander figures. Going to bed was a little easier this night but they were still crazy while going off to bed and getting ready.
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