Sagan has been counting up to 79 the past few days and, as always, doing well sorting by category. I can hardly wait until he’s old enough to be let loose in the garage. (I’m not born organized.)
After reading me all the numbers on a measuring tape this morning, we decided to build the Samurai X Lego kit (400+ pieces).
You can use any Lego kit. We used this one because Sagan’s favorite Ninjago character is Nya. (She built her own exosuit.) Also because it was marked down from $35 to $20, heh.
The Lego Kit booklets require and reinforce the number line and sequential tasks. I had him read the number for each step before beginning.
He put together the minifigs and their accessories himself first.
After sorting the pieces by color and/or size in a sectioned tray (an egg carton would work), I demonstrated the first few pages of the next steps while he counted them for me.
Here he told me it was step 15, and I asked him to look for gray squares with spheres and beige trapezoids. He put the bigger pieces together and I did the smaller ones.
Here we needed a red rectangle with two holes. I had him read “2x” and explained it meant “two pieces”. From this point on he also started saying how many pieces we needed and pulled them all out before putting them together.
Some pieces are easier than others,
but here he learned “right angle” as it applies to manipulatives, and decided himself that the other piece looked like a red sled.
So we practiced shapes, colors, angles, attribute classification, number lines, counting, teamwork and sequential tasks today.
But he thinks we spent the day playing Lego.