Kal-El has swimming lessons for 30 minutes every morning for two weeks at the local pool. He likes blowing bubbles, playing "Humpty Dumpty" on the side of the pool, and blowing a ping pong ball across the water. He does not like singing the songs.
Me Too, on the other hand, is terrified of the wading pool in our own backyard. I even had trouble getting him to play with the water table. He is also afraid of the hose. One of the top ten things he says frequently right now is "([it] scare['s] me!"
I have been puttering around with the blog roll. There are some new blogs posted, and even one new category (Montessori Adolescent 12-18).
I have also written a new post about Godly Play but it still needs editing.
Kal-El has been working with the sandpaper letters and sound sorts in the mornings before Me Too is awake. We are also working on vocabulary building during this time (many of the pictures in the sound sorts are new words for him). We have been working continually on aural language exercises since September and I think he has nearly mastered identifying intial sounds (by sound and letter name) and is getting quite good at ending sounds. I am having trouble getting him to understand the concept of a "middle" sound.