Tot School

~Krash is currently 34 months old~

We had an on and off week of Tot School, which is how I expect it will be for the next couple of months. Our baby is scheduled to be born via c-section on April 28, and we all know there will be a family adjustment period for a couple of weeks at least. So, I am lowering my expectations of myself and just spending time with Krash when I can. We managed to spend some good quality time together this week and for that I am thankful.

The weather warmed up for one day and K loved being outside, digging for worms…

feeding the birds…
and monkey-swinging…The boys both got new big balls (the kind from the big bins at Target) and they were worth EVERY penny. K has had SO much fun with his ball this week!!!! Lazy Mommy didn’t change any trays from the last couple of weeks, but K didn’t care, he kept going back to his favorites, and even finding new things to do with them. He loves the pouring tray, really having to concentrate to keep the funnel from tipping the bottle over…He also enjoyed shaking the beads in the bottle and watching them all disappear when he held it a certain way (when they hid in the red cap)…

He LOVES this tray, and has played with it SO many times… This day he began counting the hearts (he is very into counting everything right now)….
Finally about mid week I mustered the energy to change out some trays and he happened to walk in that day after being out with Daddy. He immediately found this tray and asked me to work. So, not even taking his coat off, he sat right down and got to work putting the pick-up-sticks into the water bottle…This was by far his favorite tray this week, he loved the sticks, and loved completing the activity start to finish many times.He’s not so into the tongs, probably because they are more of a challenge for him. I added little turtle and fish erasers (from Oriental Trading) for him to transfer into the little green/blue cups (from an old Ikea toy set we have) I had. He did it, but only once. Getting the tongs to grab the erasers was really hard for him.He finally loved his sticker tray, putting his little George stickers into the sticker book…
And the Nemo book was a hit, he did really well matching up the pom poms.He asked me to see his “excavator” book, so I found his Big Machines Tot Book and he wanted to color on it some more. Of course he won’t color the bulldozer cards like he is supposed to, he only wants to color the mini book-that isn’t even a coloring book ;). Oh well!!! We had fun re-reading the books together and looking at the entire Tot Book.
I was really excited that K finally sat down and worked with this new book we have How to Build an A. I bought it awhile back but he wasn’t really interested in it. Finally he asked me to build some letters and we had a blast. This is such a neat book, I definitely recommend it!
He played with the shapes on his own and announced to me, “look Mommy a circle!” We then went on to look at the O page and he loved seeing his circle there :).Even cleaning this activity up is a good challenge as the shapes fit tightly into the bag they come in. He had to work really hard to fit them all in, it was really cute watching him!And finally, back to the sticks….

If you have a tot (approximately ages 1-3) at home, join in the fun and share what you’re doing with your tot! Here’s how to get started if you’re new…

If you’ve never read this: Go HERE 1st for more details- please do!!! Then 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-links to homepages will automatically be deleted).

New: when you add your name(blog name) to Mr. Linky will you put your tot’s age (in months) after it, like this: 1+1+1=1 (34 mos)? I think this will help new readers a lot as they look for ideas for their specific aged tot!

If you are unsure of how to add your direct link to Mr Linky-I added a tutorial with photos here, scroll down to see it!