Tot School ~ Letter Ll

~Ladybug is currently 26.5 months old~

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Tot School Printables L is for Leaf

Letter: Ll

Object: Leaf

Vocabulary Development Theme: Nature

You can find the printables for this unit here on the Tot School Printables webpage.

I set many of her Ll activities up in our pocket chart so she could easily see the options and show me what she would like to do. She chose coloring her vocabulary cards in her dry erase board first…

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Shadow matching…IMG_7540

I love her hard at work…IMG_7547

Dot Painting Ll’s…IMG_7553

We got out the cookie sheet for some magnet work…IMG_7560

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She had the most fun lining up the pom poms on the side!IMG_7566

She chose to dot paint her color cards this week…IMG_7588

She also spent lots of time screwing the caps on and off…IMG_7581

Cutting her Nature Cutting Strip…IMG_7838

Coloring her Ll pictures…IMG_7885

Gluing her numbers in order…IMG_7896

Stamping Ll’s on her leaf…IMG_7736

Letter Ll printables here!

Fun Books & Toys for this unit here!

Tot School Printables Toys and Books Letter L

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I am hoping to snap a photo of the set up each week so you can see all that was displayed for her to choose from. This week I didn’t actually set her shelves up until mid-week so we will leave these up throughout next week too! All of the kids love this new setup and the simple display of the toys is such a way to draw them in!

This week I got out red/white/blue toys as well as some USA items.

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Ladybug was immediately drawn to the foam block and sticks. I modeled for her how to poke them in and she went to work.IMG_7931

After she got them all in I showed her that she could drop the red and blue pieces onto the sticks and she LOVED this. You can see Krash off to the right, he loved it all too!IMG_7939

Tongs {these are from an old bug play set from Target years ago} and pom pomsIMG_7945

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Dot Paint tops were a huge hit this week. She stacked, knocked and restacked these many times!!

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I made a new batch of play dough and it got played with a lot!

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Making our letter in our sparkly red dough…IMG_7903

Rolling with our roller from the Grasshopper Kit

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tub of fun

I got out the 4th of July Sensory Bin on July 1 and the kids dove right in.IMG_7805

Ladybug especially liked spooning the rice…IMG_7819

She also loved the fireworks straws!!!IMG_7828

Techy-Tot_thumb2_thumb_thumb_thumbOur iPad got its normal workout this week, with Ladybug and the boys playing tons of games featured in my Educational iPad Apps blog post!

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This week Ladybug spent most of her time playing Toca Tea Party, Monkey Preschool Lunchbox, Monte-Lingual (1-10), Wood Puzzle and Starfall.

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Ladybug was the only child for over 2 weeks with the boys down south visiting grandparents. She had a real awakening when they returned and she suddenly had to share again. These snakes {my mom makes them for the kids} were a hot item and she claimed them all while the boys were away. You can see her protective nature as she was trying to show the boys they were indeed- all hers.

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We convinced her shortly after that she had to share and then it became a game of piling them on Pac Man…IMG_7678

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She really seemed happy to have her guys back, it was cute!!

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Tot School

~Krash is currently 38 months old~

Learning Tots/Trays…
I gave K little sports ball erasers (5) and 5 small bowls, with number cards 1-5. This helps with counting 1:1 (touching and counting). He did well, but we are still working on this!

He enjoyed matching the small monkey head erasers, I gave him 2 of each color in the bucket. He tweezed them out and put the matching ones together in the little bowls. He loved this!!!

I loved this tray, he did not even want to touch it :(. It was matching the different tactile fabric squares. Sometimes my favorite things are his least favorite-that’s the way Tot School is sometimes, oh well.
He had a blast with his Lacing Beads, making sure every single one of them was on the string…
He worked with his shapes learning wheel
ABCs…
We added a few new items to our ABC learning stash, like these great stacking blocks from Brainy Baby
I made a tray that includes the letters we have worked on this far (we’re up to Ll now), from this set, and also added our new Brainy Baby ABC flashcards. I will keep adding new letters for us to work with and play with on this tray…
Here’s my prep box, where I try to keep the new letters before we do our art project, so I have the new tools ready to add right away…
This week, we made simple Kk kites….
and “Larry Licking Lollipops” for the letter Ll…this one was a big hit with both of my boys, they each drew on paper and I cute the circles out for the lollipops.
Life School…
Fun in the sun on our back deck…


We have a mission team here serving this week from our home church down south. The team is made up of some of our very best friends (and their children), so we are hanging out with them a bunch. Krash is getting tons of life school through this opportunity-it’s wonderful! Here he is at “devotion” time. You can see he’s really into devoting ;).



Mommy’s Favorite…
This is a shot I took of K enjoying his swimming lesson, he was so happy the entire time. What a joy it is to see your child enjoy something so thoroughly!!!!

If you have a tot (approximately ages 1-3) 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…
If you’ve never read this: Go HERE 1st for more details– please do!!! Then if you have any ideas you’d like to share, link up your exact post to MckLinky (if you have questions about how to do that, let me know in a comment or email-links to homepages will automatically be deleted).

When you add your name(blog name) to MckLinky will you put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (36 mos)? I think this will help new readers a lot as they look for ideas for their specific aged tot!
So sorry for the linky trouble.. MckLinky had a problem with just 3 people’s lists on Saturday night and I just happened to be one of them. I don’t have time to mess with it any longer, and Brent from MckLinky has been wonderful, but I don’t want him to bother with it any longer either! So here’s a Mr. Linky for this week, and I am sorry to those of you who had already entered links. Please relink if you come back to visit!!!!
UGH-we are just doomed to no linky this week, I now have no idea where Mr Linky went. I am so sorry for all of this. Next week you can link up both weeks if you’d like to (or leave links in comments and visit from there), I am done messing with this week…so sorry!