We went to the gym in the morning, as usual. Got home, I showered, and we had lunch. I let him watch a little TV. We played outside for a little while. I pushed him on the swing and kicked the ball for the dog.
Then he asked if we could go inside so he could do "homework". He has a preschool workbook that we do a few pages in a couple times a week. We call it his homework. He learns shapes, colors, letters and numbers, among other things. This week he is learning about opposites. So we did a few pages in his workbook.
Then we played a learning game on this dry erase board I bought at Target for $1. You choose a letter from the row of letters at the top then try to find pictures of things that start with that letter. There are a bunch of pictures to choose from.
Once he got bored with that, we broke out the checkers game we bought at Cracker Barrel when Doug and I had our weekend getaway.
We played one game of checkers. I won. :) Then we flipped the mat over and played tic tac toe a couple times. Before we put the game away, I asked him if he wanted to help me stack the pieces.
Let's see if we can make a pattern. Red, black, red, black.
Sometimes he got it wrong ... but he corrected himself pretty quickly.
Then he would knock down the pieces and start again.
He did this for probably 15 minutes.
I love it when something so simple can keep his attention.