Tot School ~ Easter

~Krash is currently 46.5 months old~

~Ladybug is currently 11.5 months old~

We are carrying on around here, getting ready for the big change from Tot School to Preschool with Krash.  I am spending hours and hours behind the scenes preparing for that.  We are going to officially begin mid-April.  We go on vacation April 10 for a little over a week, then plan to get into Preschool when we return!  For now we carry on in Tot School fashion, these being his final weeks…wow time flies!

Learning Toys

Krash has always been better at letter ID than number ID, so we are working hard!  Here he is putting his magnets in order {with help from me}.  We also practiced counting 1:1 several times once they were all in order.IMG_5799 copy

We went outside to play with our lowercase alphabet beanbags {my mom made them for us}

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We used our ABC floor puzzle letters to work on K’s name, here he is hopping on the letters as he says them.  IMG_5740 copy We dug out our bottle top spelling cards and this time he chose Nana first ;-).IMG_5785 copy

He also worked with his color wheel, I remember not so long ago when he couldn’t open clothespins at all!  He’s so big now! IMG_5795 copy

Theme

We continue to explore our Easter theme and added in our Resurrection Eggs this week.  Krash had a GREAT time exploring them each morning freely.  We are teaching through them, but I also gave him time to just explore.IMG_5716 copy

I made K color eggs, putting a few small items in the colored egg to match.  He opened them all, dumped them all out and then put them all back correctly. IMG_5729 copy

The boys played Roll an Easter EggIMG_5733 copy  We made more patterns with our eggsIMG_3250

We played the Easter Dice Game again… IMG_3248

 

Post SubTitles ABC

G is for goat!  We read a few farm books, his favorite being Grumpy Morning.IMG_3499 copy

Tiny Tot SchoolLadybug explored eggs this week!  She played with her eggs every day and loved them every single time.  We used a basket and also an empty parmesan cheese container to play with them.  She didn’t really like it when we put them all into the container and made her get them out herself ;-)IMG_3439 copy

Pac Man counted one at a time for her as he put them in…she just stares at him, it’s adorable.IMG_3430 copy  IMG_5840 copyIMG_5831 copy

I was brave and let her explore our Sensory Box…Easter basket grass!  The box was mostly for Krash, but he wasn’t all that interested so it became for Ladybug.  I let her go at it on this day and she had a blast!IMG_3450 copyI think things like this are important {under CLOSE supervision} because it exposes babies to textures and sounds they probably wouldn’t encounter otherwise.  You can just see her little brain working as she plays.  I love her face below ;-).IMG_3474 copy She also loved playing with the pegs this week.  I gave her just a few and she loved holding them, perfect size for her little hands!  Pac Man is always stealing kisses ;-).IMG_5881

She joined us for morning calendar time this week and was so cute.  Lately she has been napping during calendar time but this day she was awake and she loved it!  She held our cards for us!IMG_5721 copy

Life School

Definite learning going on here during Fort Building 101.IMG_2956

Moms Favorite

Krash is obsessed with ladders.  Daddy was working outside hanging a new swing for us and Krash had to be right in the action.  I love his face below ;-)IMG_3087

He is also obsessed with tools, apparently the ladder needed some fixing. IMG_3167 copy

 

This Weeks Tools