Tot School Gathering Place Week 210

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! 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!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!

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It’s hard to believe we are almost through with the first month of the year! What better way to celebrate than to eat pie! Tuesday is National Pie Day! Maybe you and your Tot could celebrate by baking your own pie. Or maybe you could play the pie in the face game! Whatever you decide to do, make sure you link up your activities to the Gathering Place! We love to see what you are up to!

Winter often brings thoughts of ice, snow, and cute winter creatures! Head on over to Welcome to Mommyhood to see the Arctic themed activities that Mama Yuliya designed for her Tot Y! They may delight your Tot as well!

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Are you looking for activities to help your Tot learn or reinforce the letter M? Take a peek at the letter M printables pack from Living a Mission, Being a Mummy created by Mama Kate for her Tot Adam and see if they will work with your Tot!

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Looking for some simple ideas for February? Check out our LOVE Theme Preschool here and even more Valentine’s Day ideas here!

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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?


See the Tot School webpage here! Tot-School-early-learning-through-pl

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Tot School Ideas on Pinterest.


Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this! 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).



Snowy Fun Math Printables

Snowy Fun Math Pack Free Printables

We have a new set of Snowy Fun math printables for you! This new mini set features adorable winter animals! Use these fun winter printables to work on patterning, sorting, graphing, counting, and more! Great for tots, preschoolers and Kindergarteners.

Find the following pages in this free set…

Snowy Fun Math Pack (6) Snowy Fun Math Pack (9)Snowy Fun Math Pack (1) Snowy Fun Math Pack (5)Snowy Fun Math Pack (2) Snowy Fun Math Pack (3)Snowy Fun Math Pack (7) Snowy Fun Math Pack (8)

 

Download your Free Snowy Fun Math Printables here!

 

Looking for more winter animal fun? Be sure to check out our free The Mitten Printables, The Mitten Letter Mazes and The Mitten Q-Tip Painting.

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Tot School Gathering Place Week 209

Welcome to Tot School™ Gathering Place! 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!

Each week we will feature photo{s} and ideas from blogs who link up. Remember, provide a link back to Tot School Gathering Place within your post that you link up, so you can be considered for the feature!

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This Tuesday is National Winnie-the-Pooh Day! So gather your Tot, a pot of honey, and your favorite Winnie-the-Pooh story and enjoy some time together! This day actually commemorates the author A.A. Milne’s birthday! Milne created the loveable bear after a bear that lived at the London Zoo and was dearly loved by his son Christopher Robin. Don’t forget to share with us all your adventures with your Tot here at the Gathering Place! We always love seeing what you are up to!

Are you looking for a book to read to your Tot that covers several different areas of subject content? Head on over to disguised.as.a.supermom to see the book that she shared with Tot M and the many activities centered around the story!

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Winter is in full swing and what better way to beat the blues than to work on a penguin themed activity! Take a peek at the printable that Mama Yuliya from Welcome to Mommyhood is sharing and see if it might interest your Tot!

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I love “seeing” into a Tot School week! Check out Modern Momma Musings to see what Mama Alexis and Tot Sugar Plum did throughout the week!

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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?


See the Tot School webpage here! Tot-School-early-learning-through-pl[1]

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Tot School Ideas on Pinterest.


Are you NEW or have never been featured? Read this! 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).



Winter Books, Crafts, and Printables

Winter Books for Kids

I just love seasonal books and still pull them out for my kids.

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Winter Printables and Ideas

Do you have kids who like to color?  We have several sets of Winter Coloring Printables free to download and print!

Penguin Doodle Coloring Pages Winter Doodle Coloring

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We also have winter Bible verse coloring pages in our new Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year bundle!Bible Verse Coloring Through the Year

 

We love our Winter Fun Sensory Bin each year and making Indoor Snow is easy and super fun!

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Have some Q-tip painting fans?  We have a few sets to choose from: Winter Clothing Q-Tip PaintingFrozen Q-Tip Painting and Winter Fun Q-Tip Painting.

Winter Clothing Q-Tip Painting Printables  Frozen Printables Q-Tip Painting  Winter Fun Q-Tip Painting Printables

 

If The Mitten is a favorite book of yours, be sure to check out our free The Mitten Printables, The Mitten Letter Mazes and The Mitten Q-Tip Painting.

The Mitten Printables The Mitten Letter Mazes The Mitten Q-Tip Painting Printables

 

Want to have some bath time fun with your little one?  Try Snowballs in the Bath, and read all about how this is not something I normally do.

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Snow Painted Snowmen are a super fun winter craft.

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Looking to create a winter theme for your tot or preschooler?  See what we did when my daughter was younger: I is for Igloo Winter Tot School Theme, and Winter Theme Preschool Fun.

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Grab our free Winter Fun easy readers!  We have a color version for digital devices, or a black and white printable to color!

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Snowman sequencing is fun for tots and preschoolers, we have two sets in color and BW! Color Your Own Snowman Memory is great for days when you are stuck inside and need something fun to do!

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We just shared our Winter theme Multiplication Games here and have been enjoying them daily!Winter Theme Multiplication Roll and Cover Printable Games

 

We also enjoy pulling out winter decorations for the homeschool room each winter. I have a small collection of snowmen, and other wintery items that are enjoyed during the winter months! 



Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits!

Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats Unit Study with Ivy Kids Kits

{disclaimer ~ Ivy Kids is a blog sponsor and sent us a kit for this review}

Our love for Ivy Kids Kits continues! These continue to be the best monthly subscription kits I have seen.

Not familiar with Ivy Kids Kits?

Ivy Kits are a monthly educational subscription for children ages 3-8 developed by early childhood teachers with children of their own. You can tell these kits were developed by people who truly know young kids.  The activities are awesome. Not only can you subscribe to a monthly kit, you can also buy past kits.

Each Ivy Kit contains instructions with ways to modify games to best suit each individual child and provide adults with questions to structure a child’s learning. There are enough games and materials in each kit to engage and cognitively stimulate a child throughout the month and can be replayed for years to come.

We were sent Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats for this review.  Here’s ALL that was included in this kit:

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  • The humorous and heartwarming book Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. 
  • Read along Bookmark: Use to assist with reading comprehension.
  • Houseful of Cats: Paint the beautiful wooden house and use it along with the cat figures to retell the story
  • Story Re-telling: Use the board and cat figures to retell the story of Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats that have names from A to Z. 
  • Cat Puppet: Create your own cat puppet with a personalized name collar 
  • Cat Bingo: Learn about the different cat species while playing bingo. The person to get 3 cats in a row gets bingo.
  • Houseful of Pets – Roll and Stick: Roll the dice, find the number rolled, and cover the number with a colorful cat or dog sticker. Keep rolling the dice until you have found all the hidden numbers and your house is full of pets!
  • Find Your Way Home Board Game: Players take turns moving the cat pawns along the alphabetical path until each cat has reached the house at the end of the board
  • Kitty Bank: Use the paints to decorate your own cute and functional kitty bank.
  • Cat Fact Boards and Trivia: Learn fun and interesting facts about cats and solve the trivia questions
  • Cat Race – Roll and Stamp: Choose from 3 different racing sheets! Player counts the number rolled and then stamps the column displaying that numerical symbol. Continue rolling until the cats reach the top of at least one column. Whichever column has the most cats wins the race.
  • 100 Cats: What does 100 cats look like? Find out by stamping 100 cats onto the hundreds board.
  • Word Families: The first player to collect all the word cards that belong to his or her word family wins the game.  
  • Cat Alphabet: Color these uniquely formed letters. For silly fun, try to use your own body to make the different letter shapes.
    She was SO excited to open our box and see CATS! She loves cats!
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She immediately asked to go read the book and she loved it! Not so sure the dog loved a book all about cats!

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      Activities From Our Box…

      She chose to do the story-retelling activity first and loved all of the little kitties!

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      She always loves the games that are included, I think spending more time with me and playing together is a highlight!

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      She is a craft-loving girl and this one was a favorite!

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      She loved the Cat Facts game, the pictures were awesome!

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      She is a bit too old for rhyming so we just peeked at it quickly.

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      We played BINGO a few times, which she loved!

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      She loved playing “A Houseful of Cats,” and so did I! I loved that there were varying levels included, we played a few different ways.

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      Her very favorite was the kitty bank craft! She also loved the little cat house!

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      We continue to just LOVE Ivy Kids and are thankful to have these boxes! You can buy this kit here!

      We also loved our A House for Hermit Crab kit, Penguin & Pinecone kit, Gotta Go! Gotta Go! kit and Over in the Ocean!

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      20% off your first kit for NEW Subscribers to the monthly subscription kits!

      Use code: IVY20

      A huge thanks to Ivy Kids for sending us these kits to review. If you are looking for a simple way to do unit studies with your young child, I highly recommend Ivy Kids Kits!

      When you subscribe to Ivy Kids, each month you will receive a very well organized kit containing a book and ten or more activities based upon the story. Everything you need to learn and play is included in your kit. I mean EVERYthing. These kits are incredible!