Cutie Pie has been in half-day Kindergarten since the beginning of September. (We live in probably the last school district in our state to move to full-day classes for these little kiddos.) He's doing great in school, but UPK had definitely gotten him ahead of the game. He has several classmates that have just begun to hold crayons and learn their letters, things Cutie Pie feels he has mastered, but yet can improve on!
To answer his call we've been doing a lot more 'sneaky' learning here at home. He's still just in Kindergarten, after all, so I don't want to take that precious play time away. We've been doing a lot of letter searches when we go into stores or when we read books (and getting lots of sight word practice in there). We've been counting a lot with Sweet Pea (just about 4 yrs old) and Cutie Pie has gotten into the habit of asking him 'how many' of something (usually LEGOs!) and then checking to see if he was right.
I'll be posting more on what 'sneaky' learning means to me in the coming weeks!