Tot School Printables A to Z

Tot School Printables A-Z

It has been a few years since we used Tot School Printables when Ladybug was around 2 years old. It was such a fun time, one of my favorite programs.  Tot School Printables Tot School Printables isn’t just a printable program, it encourages you to dive into a particular theme with each unit, and develop vocabulary along the way.  Exposing basic early learning skills happens all while you are just having fun!

If you have a tot around the age of 2 or 3, and are looking for some direction, this might be for you!  My daughter was 23 months old when we began, and she begged for table work.  You can read my post, Following the Lead of the Child, to see how difficult this was for me as an early childhood educator to accept. We had a fabulous time using this program and it really helped me stay on track and have fun activities to expose her to every week!

This is a FREE printable program, you can download the lessons on the Tot School Printables webpages.  Below you can see all of our posts A-Z linked up, and get a feel for how we did things.

Tot School Printables A is for Apple   Tot School Printables B is for Ball

Tot School Printables C is for Cat   Tot School Printables D is for Duck

Tot School Printables E is for Egg   Tot School Printables F is for Foot

Tot School Printables G is for Goat   Tot School Printables H is for Hammer

Tot School Printables I is for Igloo   Tot School Printables J is for Jellyfish

Tot School Printables K is for Key   Tot School Printables L is for Leaf

Tot School Printables M is for Mouse   Tot School Printables N is for Net

Tot School Printables O is for Ostrich   Tot School Printables P is for Pencil

Tot School Printables Q is for Queen   Tot School Printables R is for Rainforest

Tot School Printables S is for Star   Tot School Printables T is for Train

Tot School Printables U is for Umbrella   Tot School Printables V is for Volcano

Tot School Printables W is for Window   Tot School Printables X is for Xylophone

Tot School Printables Y is for Yo Yo   Tot School Printables Z is for Zipper

 

Download the flashcards all in one set!

Tot School Printables Alphabet Flashcards

 

I also began a Pinterest board featuring these posts and others from bloggers who also used {or are using} Tot School Printables! If you are a blogger who has blogged about Tot School Printables and would like to pin to this board, just leave a comment or email me with a link to one of your posts and your Pinterest link so I can invite you!

Tot School Printables Pinterest Board

iHomeschool Studio Online Webinar Giveaway

iHomeschool Studio

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iHomeschool Studio is an online event filled with amazing speakers, sessions and topics! The 24 convenient online sessions will take place during the afternoons and evenings of Tuesday, February 11 through Friday, February 14, 2014. But don’t worry, even if you can’t view live, you will have MP3 audio recordings of all 24 sessions to listed to later.

Go to the iHomeschool Studio site to see the amazing details about this unique event.

Your ticket price of $25 gives you access to ~

  • the 24 live sessions
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  • special discounts, door prizes, and giveaways from our speakers and sponsors
    Tickets go on sale Jan. 28, 2014, but one of you is going to win a ticket this week!  This is a quick giveaway, open worldwide, ending on Wednesday January 22, 2014.  Winner will be announced here and emailed {using the email provided through Rafflecopter below}.

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Tot School Gathering Place ~ week 54

Gather together here, gather ideas from other blogs, share your own ideas on your own blog. Browse around at the other posts linked up, leave a few comments if you have time, and be sure to check back to see if your blog was featured!

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How can it be that we are already half way through the first month of the New Year already?!?! Many of you probably already know that time with our Tots is quick and fleeting! Make every moment count and look through the linked blog posts for ideas to keep those Tots busy!

Remember the excitement of planning and preparing for that first week of Tot School? Maybe you’ve been in the schooling trenches for a few years now and need to “recapture” that feeling – then head on over to Adventures in Tot School and see what the Mama of Munchkin came up with for her very first official week of Tot School! Her excitement is contagious!

Adventures in Tot School

 

Sometimes we forget that we can create some of our Tot School props and opt to buy commercially produced items. Check out Mama Jennifer over at Spinner’s End Primary School at the Linton Academy to see this easy to create project that may inspire your Tot to explore shapes, stretchiness, and “musical instruments”!

Spinners End Primary School

 

Over at Every Day for Them, Mama Heather has put together a number of fun and fabulous activities for Tot Hannah to explore the letter F, fish, and frogs! Take a look to see which activity was a big hit with Tot Hannah!

Every Day for Them

 

 

Remember to visit our new Pinterest board hosting our featured blogs each week! Be sure to follow the board and re-pin ideas you like, it’s a great way to support each other!!

I also created a new Tot School Printables Pinterest Board. If you are using Tot School Printables and blogging about it, will you email me with a link to one of your posts and your Pintrest link? I am opening up the board to allow other bloggers to pin their Tot School posts that feature Tot School Printables in action.

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Were you featured?

You are welcome to a button but you certainly don’t have to use it! Totally optional!

Tot School Feature

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Please read this carefully before linking up! This may no longer be the linky for you, so please glance through this list to be sure you want to stick around and link up with us!
By linking up you agree to the following:
  1. A photo and a link to your post may appear in a future Tot School post. You give me permission to choose a photo from the post you link up, and give me permission to use your ideas in my post. I will link back to you, mention your blog, and give you full credit for any ideas choose to share form your post. If you don’t want me sharing photos, your blog, or ideas, please don’t link up.
  2. Your post is a post written specifically for Tot School and not just an idea for tots. It features your own child{ren} in action. This is a community for moms to come together and share their journey with Tot School virtually.
  3. Provide a link back to Tot School within your blog post {you can use this link: http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.net/tag/tot%20school/ or a direct link to the weekly post you link up to} if you link up. If you do not link back to Tot School, your link will be deleted. Link backs on the sidebar, or in a massive “I link up here” page don’t count ~ they are too difficult for me to find and the first thing I look for when verifying links is the link back.
  4. Link up your exact Tot School post {not your blog homepage} if you are unsure how to do that read this!
    Each week I will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Sometimes it may be one simple idea, sometimes it may be a collection based around a concept .



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Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

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See the Tot School webpage here!


New to linking up here? Read this first! Basics: write a specific post about what you did with your tot, link up the permalink from your post, link back to Tot School within that post, put your tot’s age in months in ( ) like this: (43 months).

Scholastic Dollar Deals Extended!

Due to some technical difficulties with their site, Scholastic has decided to extend their Dollar Deals sale through January 21, 2014!  If you haven’t had time to order yet, or been able to, there’s still time! It sounds like there still might be some technical trouble, but I and many others have successfully ordered, eventually.  For the savings, it’s worth the hassle in my opinion.  I contacted customer service and they got back to me within hours, but my issues actually resolved after a few tries. But be warned, you may experience some ordering glitches if they have not fixed it yet. 

{disclaimer ~ affiliate links used}Scholastic Dollar Deals

Grab some great eBooks over at Scholastic’s Dollar Deals! Personally I ordered a few supplemental eBooks to go along with the books I use for my daughter. I have the AlphaTales set and ordered the eBook version of the blackline books {BW version of the books} so I could easily print them {since she loves to color}! I also got the eBook version of the First Little Readers printable books, as well as the Sight Word Readers {we will be using these next year}, and a couple of others shown below!

Scholastic Dollar Deals 

So many awesome products for just a dollar! Happy Shopping and SAVING!

Learning with Ladybug ~ age 4y, 8.5m

Learning with Ladybug Home Preschool January 2014

 

Welcome to our weekly preschool at home blog feature, Learning with Ladybug!  As you probably know, I scrapped our preschool plan and built a new one based around our current needs. 

We have a few main preschool categories, you can read the entire plan here, I will break my weekly posts down by category so you can see what she did each week within a certain area. If we have a letter focus, I will do a separate post to make searching easier.  I will do the same for any themes we do.

See our entire Home Preschool Plan here!

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Spielgaben ~ Play Based Learning

 

We moved on to box 5 in Spielgaben, which contains cubes and triangular prisms.  When we start a new box, I always let her explore first.

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She wanted to make a bed for her “squirmy wormy” so we did! 

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VERY pleased with the bed we made!

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The next day we began the first lesson, which was exploring cubes.  She followed my lead to put together the prisms in different formations.Home Preschool -3138

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FYI ~ I am not being paid at all to continue to share about Spielgaben, I was given the set to review and write one post {this one}.  What you will see from here on out is just because we are loving it so much!

Jim from Spielgaben saw my blog posts and emailed me to say thanks and offer my readers a deal on the pre-orders now being taken!  If you contact Jim from Spielgaben, he will give you a discount if you mention my blog!  Regular price to pre-order is $405, and my readers can pre-order for $355 {AUD 355 is equivalent to USD 320 including shipping to USA currently}.  Shipping is free. Contact Jim with any questions!


Messy Fun

We have always had lots of messy fun but I am making it a more intentional part of our plan.  Almost all of my ideas are pinned here on my Sensory play board.  I am trying to have one planned messy creation experience per week, even if it’s just making a new batch of something we’ve already done. 

I didn’t have it in me to create something truly messy, so I opted to bring back out the sponge/water bowls!  She was THRILLED!  I used warm water, and the big bowls are from Dollar Tree.  It is filled with assorted sponges and eh squeezes and plays for a very long time!

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All By Myself Preschool Boxes

She spends about an hour in the afternoon playing with her boxes. Usually this hour starts right after lunch, but if she wants to play messy stuff first, I let her.  I am basically requiring her to float between her boxes or the messy play table, or if she wants to be difficult, she can take a nap.  I sneak in to snap photos, but mostly she plays alone.  Sometimes she comes to get me to show me something too.

We haven’t been able to do school on the 5th day recently in the afternoon {when she has her box time} so I only make 4 boxes now.

In her four sensory boxes this week ~ colored wheat berries, mini erasers, lentils, and pom poms.Weekly Sensory Exploration Boxes

 

Her boxes always have 3-4 books in them each day, and I often find her like this.

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See all items that rotate through our boxes here!


All the Rest

Integrity Time Letter G for GENEROUS!  The object lesson was to share a graham cracker fairly. I got an iPad Mini for Christmas and it has loads of storage, so I now have room to keep my manuals there!  SO much easier!

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Realizing that she was the one who got MORE bunnies in her bag. 

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Being GENEROUS with her brother so he can have the same amount.

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Krash is exploring rocks and minerals in science so of course she joins us for the fun stuff!

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See our LETTER T work here,  which was done during the same time as what you see above! Home Preschool Letter T

 

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