Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tot School

Ella (33 months) has been getting more and more interested in doing ‘school’ activities with me.

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She loved using an eye dropper to put drops of water in the suction cups of these bath pads. We included mixing colors, sucking the water back up, and using a rag to clean up our own mess.

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We finally finished our Christmas thank you cards. Ella loved painting a snow scene with a cotton swab, cutting felt, gluing pieces and decorating snowmen.

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Ella and I created counting cards together using stickers and large index cards. We can practice counting by adding various counters (bears this time) to the stickers on each card.

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I put large pieces of scrap muslin out on the grass and let the preschoolers paint with a variety of materials. Ella LOVED it and wants to do it every day now…too bad momma’s not up for that kind of mess everyday!

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Our sensory bin is way packed this month, but Ella plays with it several times a day. She especially likes the funnel. We sort hearts by size and material (plastic, glass, wood, felt, and foam).

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Ella is into pretending to write and pretending to read :) I just got out these early tracing books and she is doing really well with them.

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What better way to practice our balance than with a bunch of fallen logs and tree stumps!

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Not tot school, but too cute to not include ;) Can you find Ella?

I can always use ideas for tot school!! What have you and your toddler been up to?

I’ll be getting ideas this month from Quirky Momma’s An-Activity-A-Day Calendars. Print out your February version today!

Check out what other tots are doing:
Tot School 

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3 comments:

  1. fun to use eye dropper with diluted food color on a roll of toilet paper....or wetted roll of TP and then made into shapes in sink or tub...silly but fun...

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  2. My life is so crazy at times I would lose it without list. I don't make list to extent that she uses in this blog I make daily lists. My life is too hectic to make weekly list, but I find things run much smoother when I work off a list.

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