Tot School ~ Music Time!

My boys love music, I do too, but honestly sometimes I can’t handle their idea of music (LOUD). But I am a believer in music, I even taught a toddler music class for awhile through my ministry. We have lots of instruments around our house, and often use the kitchen supplies!

For Tot School the other day I brought out one of our boxes of random instruments. K has seen them before but they stay tucked away mostly so when they do come out it is always “new” again. Almost all of the items I use for our Tot School time are things that I keep put away and bring out at special times. That way neither child gets bored with it. Here’s the boys exploring the stuff…

P located the train whistles, and K quickly followed his lead, trying to make his blow!
We sing songs for our music time too and I use these small finger puppets. P took an awesome music class when he was a toddler which is where I got many of my ideas from. Lots of the songs teach basic music concepts (high-low notes, etc.)
And of course, in perfect K style, he finds an alternative use…
And when he’s done, we’re done. He left the music time after about 15 minutes and wandered in to get out the play doh. He seems to be really into Play Doh right now! We got a few cans out and let him play for awhile. It was a great morning.
What are you doing for Tot School lately? Let’s define a “tot” as an 1-3 year old. I would say anything before a formal Pre-K curriculum. You know, the stuff we do with our little ones to provide opportunities to develop their love of learning and maybe teach them a few things. If you have any ideas you’d like to share, link up your exact post to Mr Linky (if you have questions about how to do that, let me know in a comment or email). Provide a link back somewhere in your post to this post so your readers can see other ideas too!

Edited to add… here is a great link explaining how to link to a direct post and not the homepage of your blog, so people can find your tot school post right away. Please remember to add a link back here in your post, so we can hopefully grow our tot school community! Thanks guys for participating, your ideas are wonderful!


  • Welcome to our blog!

    I don’t know how to put a link to an exact post. I only know how to link to my main blog. But I would like to join your tot-school circle!

  • Welcome to our blog!

    I don’t know how to put a link to an exact post. I only know how to link to my main blog. But I would like to join your tot-school circle!

  • Carisa

    Hi! Here’s how you do it…
    find the post you want to link to, click on the title of that post and it will pull up a direct link to that post. Go to the top (where the web address is) and copy the entire link (which would look something like this: http://www.yourblogname.blogspot.com/postnamepostdate). Then come back to Mr Linky and put what you copied into it and that links up your direct post. I hope that makes sense. If not I edite this post to add a link to a more detailed explanation from a great bog where I learn lots of blogging tricks :).

    Glad you’d like to join us!
    Carisa

  • Carisa

    Hi! Here’s how you do it…
    find the post you want to link to, click on the title of that post and it will pull up a direct link to that post. Go to the top (where the web address is) and copy the entire link (which would look something like this: http://www.yourblogname.blogspot.com/postnamepostdate). Then come back to Mr Linky and put what you copied into it and that links up your direct post. I hope that makes sense. If not I edite this post to add a link to a more detailed explanation from a great bog where I learn lots of blogging tricks :).

    Glad you’d like to join us!
    Carisa

  • onelittletwolittle

    Hi! I think I might have linked my blogpost incorrectly. I didn’t link it to my tot-school post. Any suggestions? Should I resign up and link? ~sako

  • onelittletwolittle

    Hi! I think I might have linked my blogpost incorrectly. I didn’t link it to my tot-school post. Any suggestions? Should I resign up and link? ~sako

  • Carisa

    Sako, Just add your new link to Mr Linky and I will go in and delete the first one. I want to be sure your actual tot school post is shared…it’s wonderful! Kyler would have loved to join Mai at your house!!! :)

    I am so excited to begin this sharing journey, already Ive gotten great ideas!

    Carisa

  • Carisa

    Sako, Just add your new link to Mr Linky and I will go in and delete the first one. I want to be sure your actual tot school post is shared…it’s wonderful! Kyler would have loved to join Mai at your house!!! :)

    I am so excited to begin this sharing journey, already Ive gotten great ideas!

    Carisa

  • Welcome to our blog!

    Thanks for the help! It really is easy once you know how. :) I am looking forward to getting new ideas and getting inspiration for my babies. :) School is fun at our house.

  • Welcome to our blog!

    Thanks for the help! It really is easy once you know how. :) I am looking forward to getting new ideas and getting inspiration for my babies. :) School is fun at our house.