Tot School ~ Letter L

~Ladybug is currently 37 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 L is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

Here are some Letter L and Llama ideas for you…


I brought finger paint out and she LOVED it…IMG_6877

Really, really loved it.IMG_6881

She spent some time tracing with a regular marker too,IMG_6952

Screaming at me to stop taking her picture {2 seconds later she was asking me to see her picture}IMG_6953


Here she is working on Letter Ll 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. Then she watched as I traced each letter with glue, then she glittered them!IMG_6962

More glitter…IMG_6965


We slipped our Play Dough Mat into our Dry Erase Center, and made the letters together.  After making the letters, she poked them! IMG_6882


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 gave her letter L stickers to put on it and then she finger painted it.

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Afterwards, we put the llamas on!IMG_6873


Our llama book for the week was Is Your Mama a Llama, I got out an old idea I had done with Krash years ago, she loved it!IMG_6858


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!


She asks for her big Animal ABCs often, she loves to lay them out on the floor.IMG_6846

I gave her our foam letters too and she matched them all up!IMG_6848


My dad enjoyed playing her version of Scrabble Alphabet SoupIMG_6852


I finally got new paper for our easel and she’s back to drawing again!IMG_6854


Play dough fun with marblesIMG_6885

I added in her building set pieces too…IMG_6894



Matching beginning sounds with me using our ABC felt setIMG_6913


She put most of the 3 letter word puzzles together herself and loved them.IMG_6914


We worked on reading family names and Stella was a big help!IMG_6928

She also drew herself…IMG_6932

We used our magnetic gems to make letters…IMG_6934


Block building…IMG_6939


We made ABAB patterns with Zoobs and this was her dramatic way of showing me what color came next…IMG_6942

She loved standing it up to measure…IMG_6944

Using it as a weight lifting bar was fun too…

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Shaving cream & finger paint play…

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Favorite toy of the week by far, our new Letter Construction set which we are reviewing for Learning Resources.  I figured she would like these, but she LOVES them.IMG_6986

We made shapes and jumped into the shape I called out…IMG_6995

We also made tons of letters and jumped to those too!IMG_7006


She looks angry in this picture but really she was reading to herself and being extremely dramatic!  It was so funny!IMG_7012

Hanging ith the big Kids

We made Origami animals along with our stop in Japan with Little Passports.  Ladybug chose to make a kitty with us, well ~ she chose for me to make a kitty for her!IMG_6919


We are currently reviewing Readeez and Ladybug is in love.  I will be sharing more soon, but here she is watching the counting song! IMG_6843

She loves the Nursery Rhymes bundle and here is watching London Bridge.IMG_6844

Of course, iPad time!  Favorite apps this week have been; Letter School, Little Writer, Pluto Piano {she is playing in the photo}IMG_7017

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



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