Tot School ~ Letter J

~Ladybug is currently 36.5 months old~


The items are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage. {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter J is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

Here are some Letter J and Jellyfish ideas for you…


She seems to be over the whole dry erase thing, so we are using markers on paper, which she loves.IMG_6151


She also loves glitter, so we are pulling that in a lot {which I don’t love}.IMG_6168

We changed up the coloring and used paint instead!IMG_6122

Here she is working on Letter Jj Dot Fun, first she colored in all of the dots.  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_6154

Then she watched as I traced each letter with glue, then she glittered them!IMG_6155


We slipped our Play Dough Mat into our Dry Erase Center, and made the letters together.  After making the letters, she poked them! IMG_6128

She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  This week I let her marble paint the letter sheet before I cut it out, she LOVED this!IMG_6113


She cut the jellyfish all on her own this week!IMG_6132

She also glued them all on her own too, she’s getting so big!IMG_6198

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 did lesson 10, continuing our work with rhyming words.  No photos of that part this week! 

Here she was coloring the Jackrabbit sheet..IMG_6215


Counting ZoobsIMG_6101

Play Dough faces…

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Stamping in Play Dough…IMG_6137


I tried out the free version of the app, Letter School and fell in LOVE, so I bought it for Ladybug!  Best full price purchase I have made in awhile, if not ever, for our iPad! IMG_6184

She uses her finger as shown above and also uses our stylus some, she loves both.  This app has become a FAST favorite, she chooses it a LOT and I love it!IMG_6222

We also love the freebie we got last week, Wee Sing ABC.  This is a $2.99 app and we are so thankful we snagged it for free.  Be sure to follow me on Facebook, I always share these deals when I find them!IMG_6091

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See all of our iPad app recommendations and other iPad info here!



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