My plans included:
A morning offering
learn/memorize a prayer
bible story from a children's bible
I took my picture book themes largely from Emily over at Charming the Birds, simply because they were such good ideas! So this week was Tomie DePaola. I had only a vague knowledge of his books and had never read any with the kids, but I am glad I did!! They are so perfect for this family!! The ones we took out are all basically about Italian Catholics and so cute and stereotypical (in a good way). We are loving them.
Ben is also loving his felt board. And insists on putting the man's pants on upside down LOL...no idea why and no arguing with him! I definitely need to make more pieces for this. Claudio also made him a mini solar system out of felt that he is enjoying.
What Ben is NOT enjoying and is outright refusing to take part in is anything that requires verbal participation from him. He will not pray, he will not try to learn a new prayer, he will not recite a nursery rhyme (even though he does this at other times of the day joyfully and willingly). Part of me thinks: ohh well he is only 2.5 let him do what he wants to do. This is not supposed to be a stressful or pressure filled time for him. But another part of me thinks: this seems to be a pattern for him after our experience with Music Together where he refused to participate in class but absolutely loved the music at home and still, month later, sings it all day long. Is this going to be an issue when it comes time to really start school???