I am not a princess-y kinda girl. I’ve always been more tomboy-ish. Into sports and mucking stalls to earn free riding lessons. My dad used to tease that I was the only person he knew who enjoyed scooping horse poo. That was me.
But Binti (Swahili – daughter) is different. She’s naturally drawn to all things glittery and girly. A little Fashionista in the making. Much more interested in what she’s wearing to school than the actual school part.
:: smile ::
So when she asked if we could have a Painting Party I decided to sneak some math concepts into the fun.
I let her choose two colors to create our first pattern.
And then asked if we invited two more colors to the party how many would that make?
Definitely a more Kinesthetic Learner having her little mitts on the nail polish bottles helped her quickly figure out the answer.
We also worked a little subtraction in the mix every time she changed her mind on a particular choice. She’s very fickle with her color loves.
I even let her paint my toe nails (I’ll spare your eyes with NO pictures of my hobbit feet!). She painted each a different color.
And never knew she was building some math skills along the way!