Saturday, May 29, 2010

Tot School

Kayleigh is 27 months old

Tot School

Hello Tot Schoolers!!

I hope that you are all well. We had another sucessful week and accomplished quite a bit. We didn't get to all of our themed activities but we did a lot of skill building play. That means we can continue on with caterpillars and butterflies next week. We still have lots of fun themed activities to try.

Kayleigh worked on letter recognition by watching her new dvd Brainy Baby : ABC's . We caught a massive 70% off sale over at Brainy Baby and I was able to buy some of the videos that I've had on my wish list. It was even better than I thought it would be. I really like how it introduces lowercases letters too.

We worked on shapes and colors with her Nuts & Bolts set. She really loved these and played with them through out the week. She had a little trouble screwing them on as she kept turning them "lefty loosey" instead of "right tighty" but that didn't stop her from trying.

She also had fun working on her colors with this Paint Brush Color matching file folder game from COAH. (Scroll down to find it.)

We reread The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! quite a few times this week. And Kayleigh continued to pull My First Jumbo Book of Shapes off the shelf every chance that she got.

We practiced sorting small, medium, and large caterpillars from COAH. Or as Kayleigh calls them, "Daddy, Mommy, and Baby." She loved, loved, loved this. It was her favorite activity of the week.

We used these butterfly number cards for a couple of activities.

We tossed bean bags on the numbers that I called out. (I pointed out the correct number too. She doesn't really recognize them yet.)

And we did her favorite, counting and jumping on them. That never gets old.

We enjoyed our new Brainy Baby: Sing Along Songs and played our many instruments. Even big sis joined in.

My favorite was when she turned her LeapFrog Guitar into a violin using her mallet.

We worked on fine motor and 1:1 correspondence skills with our pom poms, tongs and flower ice cube trays. For once she actually did it. With the tongs. Putting ONE in each spot. It's a miracle. LOL We got the tongs at IKEA and the cube tray came from the Target $ spot. The tongs worked great. We've used a couple of different pairs that we had around but she wasn't able to control them. She did great with these.

And I have to say that Kayleigh is really enjoying the new school room. I think it is a big part of why she is finally being more cooperative for tot school. When they house is too quiet you'll often find her here. A future Sonlighter if I've ever saw one.

Lastly, we finally made it to the zoo. You'll remember we did a zoo theme a few weeks ago. Better late than never. LOL Her favorites were the meerkats, elephants, and giraffes.

Be sure to head over to 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tot's have been up to.


Jen said...

What a wonderful week! You did so many fun activities!! I love how she is watching the DVD from a bumbo. My DD likes to sit in ours, too! We went to the zoo last week, too. But, it wasn't much fun for us. My DD was extremely uncooperative so we didn't stay too long.

Amy said...

Found your site through 1+1+1 and was just wondering Is that the Norfolk Zoo?

Fiona said...

Hi there. You have some great ideas and learning toys. Also where do you get your theme ideas from? I need some ideas for themes!

Wilson Ramblings said...

Hey there! I know what you mean about the dry erase markers! The crayons are from crayola and I found them at Walmart.

Lindsay said...

What a wonderful week! Yay for a good deal! I now have those nuts and bolts on my wish list :-)


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