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So, apparently in a few weeks my kids will be back in school. I’m really not sure how this happened, it seemed like summer just started and now it’s almost over. Not only do I already have a grown child that’s done with school, but our teens will both be in high school. As if that wasn’t enough, D-Man is going to be entering a whole new world by starting kindergarten and RoRo will be moving up in the ranks by beginning preschool.
Back to School with Disney Junior
I’m so excited for the many levels of journeys that our children will experience, just as RiRi will begin her new journey into high school, D-Man and RoRo have their own very special beginnings that they are excited for. I even noticed that my local Walmart has a section reserved for preschoolers through kindergarten in their back to school section.
I love the idea of getting the boys learning activities to sharpen their minds and better prepare them for a more structured day in school. They are both so intelligent, but for a long time I did worry about RoRo. See, D-Man had begun talking at such a young age. He was saying 2-3 word sentences at just a year old. By the time he was two he was having full on conversations and even now at 5 years old he can hold a very thought provoking conversation with any adult. RoRo was a little quieter. He’s more of a thinker and he really didn’t start speaking until about 2.5 years old. However, once he did the words came tumbling out and he knew letters, numbers, colors and shapes. It’s amazing really, how quickly all those words formed.
Because of how differently their speech developed, they both tend to learn a little differently. RoRo knows all his letters, numbers, colors and shapes at just 3 years old, while D-Man tends to struggle with certain letters. So when I found these various activities that were targeted for their exact age range (ages 3-6) I was ecstatic! The older kids start school in just two weeks, but the boys won’t be starting for another 3 weeks later. So I decided to purchase a few of these learning activities and work with them daily for a set amount of time each day. They like to work together and learn at the kitchen table while I cook, or Daddy will step in and help with the flash cards. I like the various activities and ways of learning. There is visual learning with letters, numbers, pictures and colors. There is also a report card and stickers. There are magnets with pictures and words, and there’s even dry erase for interactive writing. The pointer is fun with Mickey’s hand and my RoRo loves changing the time on the clocks.
I think these are a great way to encourage little ones to sharpen their skills in preparation for school, while still having fun with their favorite animated characters.