Tot School

We began our week with these great blocks. They are foam, so perfect for little people who tend to toss things sometimes!K is obsessed with scissors, he calls them “cut it.” Here’s his attempt at using them, we have a long way to go… We quickly moved onto coloring, which he thoroughly enjoyed this day. He kept asking me to write certain letters, and even wanted me to hold his hand and make the letters with him. He is currently really into the letter W, and also K and B–as you can see…Then we drew shapes, he likes circles the best…He enjoyed playing with our toy food boxes, and then turned the whole experience into a music session.We are still reading the book, Tumble Bumble which he is really enjoying the more we read it. Here he is re-reading it himself, yawning as the characters are on the page… He loves this great Melissa and Doug Latches Board. He got this for his birthday last week.

And, another one of his bday gifts, Melissa and Doug Shapes – Chunky Puzzle I was amazed as he put them all in himself on the first try and identified circle, square, star, and triangle!!
K has just recently started really enjoying this, Leap Frog – My First Leap Pad Learning System He thought this activity was really cool, since he got to stand up high to do it! He “wrote” several letters on this day.
Here’s P showing him what the letters really look like… And, who needs fancy counting materials when you get tons of free deodorant from CVS (if that makes no sense to you, you’ll have to visit this blog which I frequent–I am an avid CVS shopper). On this day K wandered up to these and began counting them, over and over again!!

He LOVED this and thought it was so funny, we loved it to, as it was the first time he successfully counted 1-5 without missing any numbers! He can go to 10, but misses a few :).The boys enjoyed playing outside one day with our Parachute…a great time to explore positional words (over, under, on, in)And they were hilarious working out to our Kick to Get Fit Jr. – For Kids dvd, here I believe they were doing push ups!And to finish off our week, K got to bottle feed a baby kitten. My great friend babysat the boys on Friday and she is fostering a group of abandoned kittens. My boys got to go with her to her house to see the kittens, needless to say, they loved it!If you’d like to see more Tot School posts, click here. And, be sure to check out the Tot School webpage for more ideas and links. And if you have a tot at home, join in the fun and share what you’re doing with your tot! Here’s how to get started if you’re new…

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!