Jaina enjoyed an entire hour of drawing with colored pencils and a "How to Draw Animals" book as a guide. She drew 8 pictures: a hamster, a fish, a dog (Momma and puppy), a cat, a turtle, a parakeet, a pink bunny with a carrot, and a lizard. We matted all of them this afternoon and hung them up around the house. I am sure a post about Jaina's Gallery will be in the works soon :)
While Jaina was busy in the art room with my mom, I took Jayce to the Science Center.
He learned about muscles, where his heart and brain are, and about the nervous system:
I tried to take pictures of the cars going down the track, but Jayce was too fast for me every.single.time! As soon as I'd set all the cars up, he'd push the big green button and send them on down the track.
We finally figured out how to use the magnet exhibit. Dummy mommy had NO idea previously that you had to turn the crank to charge the magnet. We had a great time watching little metal balls crash onto drum cymbols. Oh, and Jayce can read the words "Up" and "Down" and I had no idea until yesterday!
But the most fun we have at the science center involves the potential energy machine. Turning the crank, you load all the balls up the elevator-like shaft. Then they drop down a wire run until you release them onto another track. It is Jayce's favorite exhibit to play with, hands down:
We were going to make a habit out of going to the Arts Center every Tuesday, but we just got a call from Regional... he's back in therapy!! He'll start OT and Feeding next Tuesday afternoon. We'll have to make another day our science/art day :)