I thought I had read my little man right because he has been counting heaps lately. I wasn’t really interested in teaching him the actual numbers just have them out so he can see them and get used to numerals. Even then he wasn’t really interest them.
This activity should have been a winner. A loves stickers but he did not want to do this at all. In the end I think he put one sticker on the page and called it done 😆
This Melissa & Doug puzzle was too hard for A to put back together but he really enjoyed taking the numbers out. We also counted some of the pictures underneath.
This tray was a winner! I bought the plastic numbers from Riot! And got A to thread them all up.
A then played fishing boat in the washing basket - just too cute.
The book we had on display was the ‘Montessori Number Work’ by Bobby and June George.
A liked runningbhis fingers over the numbers and we did some counting but he go bored pretty quickly.
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!
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.