This was a fairly unstructured presentation.
I let him loose with the cards and the models, when he didn’t know the name of the vehicle I told him what it was, there were a couple of tough ones there like a wind surfer.
He matched them up with the photos, I read the labels to him.
He has since taken the models into the bath with him to play, so I’ve been able to help him name them while he has played.
I got this idea from Pinay Homeschooler, please check out this link to see her original post. I also bought her cards from here.
Note that the new editions of the Toobs have vehicles missing, I know that there were left over cards that didn’t match up with our sets. Sorry, I can’t for the life of me remember what they were!
P for Pig was so much fun! I had a heap of idea that I never got to - so I’ll have to repeat this again.
I found these pig shape cards via Pinterest but the blog is now defunct. So I ended up finding a shared version which wouldn’t download or print so I ended up screen shoting them.
The do-a-dot sheet came from Gift of Curiosity. I think I paid for a whole farm pack so I’ll be able to use the other animals and stuff later.
I also had a colouring sheet from kindergartenworksheets.
The other paper activity was a quick one to create. I printed out a picture of a pig from google and then drew letter Ps all over it. A then painted it with brown paint. 🐖
2 1/2 years
Well, it’s my first week back at work, and I’ve been planning tot school for my mid-week days off.
Our first focus is the ‘T’ sound. Atlas already knows the letter T but we are focusing on the sound.
The theme is ‘T for tools’ simply because this book finally came in the mail! It has lovely illustrations although the fact that the toolbox belongs to the dad is a bit eye roll worthy. In our family I own the tool box but in our society it seems that tools are men things.
I love Safari Toobs - eh who am I kidding - I love toys.
I have a small collection of Toobs, so it’s exciting when I use them! We’ve played with this set before. I saved the images from the internet and put them into a word document. I made sure they were similar in size as the real toys and labelled them.
A loves miniature things so these tools got a work out during the week! I also let him use them in free play. I might have to get a spare set 😆
I laminated a set of tool three part cards as well. I’ve only put out the labeled card and kept the other two aside. I bought these from The Wise Owl Factory. This link also has ideas for tool activities.
The other card set we used came from ABCs to ACTs. This link goes to the printable page - you’ll have to look through all the cool things! 😜
They are for playing memory, but A still hasn’t got the hang of playing this game. We keep trying, but we usually play it with all the pictures facing up and A can find the pairs.
I had set out a colouring sheet that I got off a Google image search, which I didn’t take a photo of.
Since A is interested in shapes I also included this Do-a-dot printable from mpmideas.com.
The last thing I had set out was two Montessori knob puzzles that I bought off a random eBay store a while ago.
Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end 😄
So our first real tot school was a success!
The idea of Tot School came from http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com. You need to read browse through the archives there! A must read!
2 years 3 months
This printable came from The Measured Mom. When A saw it come out of the printer he was keen to colour in!
Not much to say really, except I read the text to him, and he picked out the colours he wanted to use. I coloured in a helicopter and a tractor so I talked about the colours I wanted to use as well.
Hi, I'm Pamela. A nail crazy lady with green hair. I live in outback Queensland with my toddler and my husband. I love books, writing and crafting. For more info about me go to my 'About' page.