Tot School ~ Paint, Shapes, & Dress Up!

It has been a bit of a slow school time for us, with traveling, sicknesses and lots going on in our ministry life. But, we did manage to have some tot-school fun last week, that I want to be sure to share! I also am LOVING your ideas, thanks so much for sharing!

K isn’t much of a painter, but still I drag it all out for him sometimes. I think this day he lasted all of about 3 minutes…luckily I snapped the photo at the beginning! This was his first water-color paint experience, he wasn’t too impressed!One of our new favorite toys was a recent gift from the grandparents, another wonderful Melissa and Doug toy. This one is fabulous and kept K busy for a long time. He is very into shapes and can successfully name: oval, circle and triangle. We’re working on square and rectangle. The only color he is consistent with is purple, but he’s constantly asking me the colors, so I don’t think he’s far off from knowing many more. This toy is wonderful for both of those things and so much more, I highly recommend it!

Dress up was a BIG hit with both boys last week, I am actually a bit surprised that K likes it so much, but he really does! He lets us dress him up in all sorts of things, and wanders around acting all goofy, it is great! We love our dress up box, full with boy-dress up items. Currently we have: airplane pilot, train conductor, army man, old Halloween costumes, vet, doctor, construction worker, police, fireman, and probably a few more I am forgetting! Most of them we have gotten (as gifts) from Toys R Us.

Official Info on Tot-School, in case you’re just joining us…
What are you doing for Tot School lately? Let’s define a “tot” as an 1-3 year old. I would say anything before a formal Pre-K curriculum. You know, the stuff we do with our little ones to provide opportunities to develop their love of learning and maybe teach them a few things. If you have any ideas you’d like to share, link up your exact post to Mr Linky (if you have questions about how to do that, let me know in a comment or email). Provide a link back somewhere in your post to this post so your readers can see other ideas too!

Here is a great link explaining how to link to a direct post and not the homepage of your blog, so people can find your tot school post right away. Please remember to add a link back here in your post, so we can hopefully grow our tot school community! Thanks guys for participating, your ideas are wonderful!