Tot School ~ Letter N

~Ladybug is currently 37.5 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 N is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

Here are some Letter N and Newt ideas for you…


She requested finger paint again, wanting her newt to be blue…IMG_7533


We also used finger paint for the dot fun page, I squirted a tiny bit on each circle and she swirled it around as we yelled out the letters! 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_7527


We slipped our Play Dough Mat into our Dry Erase Center, she helped me roll snakes to make her letters…IMG_7540


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 a small sponge and let her choose a color of paint.  She was a bit confused at first but once she got the hang of it, she LOVED sponge painting!IMG_7520

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.

She hasn’t wanted to work on her All About Reading letter sheets the past 2 weeks, which is fine by me-I don’t force her to do anything at this point.  This week she loved the “Nanny Goat” probably because her grandma is called “Nanee.”  She used finger paint to color the nanny goat…IMG_7531

This week we used Ziggy to work on compound words, saying them in 2 parts out loud and then saying the whole word out loud!  She did it with me a few times, but wasn’t too interested.  She loved playing with Ziggy!IMG_7546


We used our new Letter Construction set to make our letter Nn…IMG_7549

She loves these!IMG_7542

We played Honey Bee Tree a LOT…IMG_7557

She played with her magnets for hours one day!  Specifically, her pattern block magnets and her abc magnets.  The shot on the right is her whining about me taking her picture.

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We got a new letter peg set from Lakeshore Learning to review, and she is in LOVE!  I am too!IMG_7371

She had to really work hard to get the pegs in and at first wanted to give up, but she persevered and can do it now!  She shows me her strong muscles!IMG_7406


We got a new swimming pool, and have been outside a lot!  Even amidst the miles of concrete, nature finds us.  She found a tiny black bug in the pool and kept him as her pet for over an hour.  Cuddling him, petting him, talking to him.

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She even kept him alive the entire hour and then put him on a flower and said good bye!IMG_0334

Then, her brother found her a butterfly!  This girl LOVES bugs.IMG_0365


The iPad comes in VERY handy when she gets up before I am ready.  I give it to her and sleep a bit more.  One morning she was playing ABCs of God and loved it!  She hadn’t played it in awhile, I think she forgot about it!IMG_0235

Watching a bit of Netflix using her new princess floaty as a set…genius!IMG_0039

A few apps she has played a lot this past week…

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See all of our iPad app recommendations !



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