Tot School ~ Letter Ii

~Ladybug is currently 36 months old~


Here is her desk set up for letter I…IMG_5683

The items in the pocket chart are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage.  I added iguanas on her desk, and her Iguana on Ice book, which she loved! {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter I is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

Here are some Letter I and Iguana ideas for you…


She hasn’t been into her dry erase notebook set-up lately so I switched things up and let her work on the pages this week.  She enjoyed the change! 

She traced her shapes with markers and wanted to color them all in too.  Afterwards, it made a perfect “looking scope".”

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On another day she asked if we could glitter her shapes, so we did!IMG_5656

We used dot stickers with the number sheet to work on counting 1-20 with 1:1 correspondence.IMG_5651

The coloring is always a favorite of hers!IMG_5462


Here she is working on Letter I Dot Fun, we used dot stickers this time!  This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook.IMG_5438


She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  She painted her letter with “snow paint.”   IMG_5503


The iguana heard that the elephant had a trip to the spa, so he wanted a turn too.IMG_5510

We also added in some finger paint to play with mixing colors!IMG_5535

Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this.  All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!

We are taking our All About Reading Pre Level 1 lessons slowly.  I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.

This week we worked on rhyming in a very fun way, with a mystery bag!  Krash joined us too, so it was tons of giggles!  I found several objects and put them in a bag.  She reached in and grabbed something out and we made up a rhyming word to match {she pulled out a spoon, we said moon}.  At the end we matched up some of the items that rhymed {block/rock}

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She loved the letter page this week!  She dot painted the I green first {her choice}, the she colored the inch worms and we added their scarves.  I brought out some silver glitter to make the snow sparkle too!IMG_5642


Not much toy play this week, not really sure why.  Here she built a spinny sun with our MagneatosIMG_5555

We played Hullaballoo together, she LOVED it!!!IMG_5735

She got this Princess “computer” for her birthday and she LOVES it.  She sits beside me and “works” on her computer!IMG_5713


The girl loves the iPad!  Here she was playing Teach Me ToddlerIMG_5627

Playing Junior BINGOIMG_5737

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On the left she is telling me “no picture Mommy, don’t take a picture of me.”

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Digging for inchworms!IMG_5729 



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