The girls seem to like Education City. maddy spent a long time on it this morning, then Amelie did, and Fran and i spent ages together on it this afternoon. After the maths wobble of the other week, i want to see if she really did have gaps in what she understood, so i set her up with a “MyCity” full of the harder Year 2 stuff and sat with her as she worked through the games, so i could write down anything that was difficult or whatever. She sailed through them all, surprising me at times with her ability to understand new types of question and by the end of it, there were only 3 games out of about 30 she thoguht she’d like to do again to understand them better. Then she asked me to set her up a City of Year 3 stuff ready for tomorrow so i acquiesced to her request 😉
It might be expensive-ish, but if they like it after a month, i might get it for them; it is a very easy way of keeping someone occupied and it seems to suit everyones style of leanring quite well, sort of Studydog-ish but for other stuff.
This morning Maddy and i looked at some Ladybird books together and she drew and DS’d. Amelie played Dora inbetween computer time. Fran read (Fairy Book 25 now!), did some handwriting and English and tootled about doing things she wanted to.
This afternoon they’ve painted suncatchers and played more with Fun Blox. I’ve sent most of the phenomenal number of parcels the last few days have yielded, new products and a newsletter having produced something of a rush and taken them dancing. And chatted to Kate and whittled about all the paperwork i haven’t done yet.
There are NEVER enough hours in the day. Why not?