Tot School

~Krash is currently 42 months old~

** links to all toys and books are at the bottom of the post

Learning Toys/Trays…

The How to Build an A book was put away but he asked me for it again, so of course I said, YES. What I didn’t realize, is what he had in mind to do with it {which had nothing to do with letters}. He asked me for the tape. I must admit I hesitated for a bit, but then thought-what damage can he do? I handed the tape over and he got to work…

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Much, much tape later, I realized what his goal was…to make the square stand up! I had to help him a bit, but finally after much hard work, he achieved his goal and was SO happy! It was fun seeing him work hard to learn how to use the tape!

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We got a “new” set of stacking cups from Nanee, who got them at a consignment sale for super cheap…he loved them! Who would’ve known a different version of the same toy would still be new to him! This is the first time he has attempted to put them in size order by himself like this!IMG_5377 copy

Another consignment sale find, a cool magnetic transportation book, he played for so long with this…IMG_5418 copy

Zoobs continue to be a favorite around here, K asked me to use the guide to build him the Luna Rover, it was a tad difficult but I succeeded and he was thrilled!IMG_5458 copy

He had to match the colored ping pong balls into the correct colored craft cup…IMG_5464 copy

We played with his geo sorter, actually working on putting them in the proper order this time…IMG_5467 copy

Then we let our pilgrim walk up and down the stepsIMG_5471 copy

Cutting, cutting, and more cutting…IMG_5476 copythis boy loves to cut…IMG_5484 copy

Thank goodness he loves to vacuum up his mess just as much as he loves to cut…IMG_5496 copy

Coloring the entire Aquadoodle mat, again. I tried to interest him in sponge painting (see bottom right corner of the pic), but he wasn’t having it.IMG_5539 copy

While cleaning the schoolroom (results post to come this week!), I found this game, Cariboo that we had picked up at the consignment sale. I had no idea what it was and am so glad that I opened it up, it is excellent!!! One of my favorites for Krash’s age! I played with the boys for awhile and then encouraged them to play just together, it went amazingly well! Krash is learning to take turns and listen, and P is learning to be patient and understand that Krash isn’t 7, he’s 3 (I feel like I say that many times a day!).

 

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Theme…Thanksgiving

We made hand print turkeys, inspired from here. Krash cut his own shapes for the frame portion, and I helped him a lot with the rest ;-) IMG_5581 copy

K’s is on the left, Pac Man’s on the right…IMG_5685 copy

 

 

 

iTouch Learning Fun…

This might not have been K’s absolute favorite game of the week, but Mommy sure loved it, and he certainly enjoyed it! It is a letter tracing game called i Write Words, and is by far the best I have found so far (there are a few different apps like this one). They have a free version so you can test it out, and the paid version is $1.99. You can see this and other apps we love here on our website!

i write words app

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Life School…

Krash went roller skating at the rink for the first time! He didn’t LOVE it, but he did great! He had more fun hanging out with his friends and pretending to play the video games!

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Mommy’s Favorite…

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