Tot School Gathering Place 135

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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Whew! I don’t know about you Mama’s, but summer sure is flying by rather quickly! But don’t worry! There’s still time to grab those sweet Tot moments and enjoy the lovely (albeit HOT!) weather of the long summer days! Make sure you share your fun and entertaining (and those flops, too!) activities that you share with your Tot! We love to see what’s going on her at the Gathering Place!

Are you thinking about getting a pet for your family? Take a look at why Mama Minnie from Faith and Family Circle feels pets are an important part of family life and growing up!Faith and Family Circle

Does your Tot want to help you out in the kitchen? Grandmama Deb from Living Montessori Now shares how she is teaching her GrandTot Zoey some important life skills at a young age!Living Montessori Now 8915

Has an “oops” moment ever caught you off guard and in the end has turned into something wonderful? Head on over to Pocketful of Treasures and check out the fun that Mama Jessica had with her “oops” moment!

Pocket Full of Treasures


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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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

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See the Tot School webpage here!

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).



The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic

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When Amy McCready emailed me to ask if I would be interested in receiving an advance copy of her new book, The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic, and sharing with my readers {if I liked it}, I immediately said YES!  Why?  Because we struggle with entitled kids in our home. Not to an extreme degree, but yes, it’s a struggle.

The title of the book jumped out at me immediately and I knew I wanted to read it.  I trust Amy due to our long standing relationship built over the years of communicating back and forth via email and hosting her Positive Parenting webinars.  I know Amy and I think alike in most parenting areas.

Here’s a brief summary of this awesome book, that YES I definitely recommend. I am not even finished with the entire book yet but have loved the practical tips, stories, and encouragement I have found in this book.  If you enjoyed a Positive Parenting webinar with us you will want this book!

In today’s 24/7, often over-stimulated, over-indulged, can’t get enough culture – many parents struggle to find the means to not only say “no” – but to connect with their kids in a way that allows them to better learn to be RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and READY to meet a world where frankly, it’s NOT all about them.

With 35 incredible, easy-to-implement tools, parenting expert Amy McCready outlines the step-by-step strategies for empowering your kids without indulging them. Fueling their spirit – not just funding their wish-lists. Building bonds that can last a lifetime. Fostering compassion for others, rather than focusing on themselves. And parenting in powerfully positive, pro-active, life-changing ways.

This book is not meant to be a ‘shelf-sitter.’ It’s designed to be a go-to guide to solving some of your biggest parenting struggles, nurture closer, more respectful and resilient relationships, and taking some of that all too familiar stress out of the day-to-day business of raising great kids. Our hope is that you’ll want to bookmark it, dog-ear it, refer back to it, share it, take-it-with-you, and read the parts that resonate with you over and over again. And then give yourself a few high-fives, and big credit for finding the tools that let you be exactly the kind of parent you want to be and raise the kind of kids you know and love yours to be.

 



Poem Memorization with PowerPoint Shows

Poem PowerPoint Shows now in Members Only PowerPoint

I am so excited about our new Poem PowerPoint Shows! I started creating these in preparation for my daughter using First Language Lessons for 1st grade this year.  I wanted a way to help her enjoy and memorize the poems this year in a fun and interactive way. 

These new Poem PowerPoint shows are included in the Members Only PowerPoint section, which is a one time fee of $20. This private section, containing this PowerPoint show and many others, has just received a much needed makeover.  These new shows are a huge addition to this already packed private section!

The PP shows are animated, which makes screenshots a bit pointless. So, I made a little video walking you through how it looks on our iPad, it will look the same on a computer too. I just used our iPad for this video. You can see my son Krash reviewing the poems he memorized with Frist Language Lessons Level 1. I wish I would have thought to create these last year for him!  But at least he will have them to use this year for his new level!

All poems from First Language Lessons Levels 1-4 are included as PowerPoint shows!  My son will be using level 2 this year and my daughter will begin level 1.  The upper levels are done too for those of you who will be using FLL 3 or 4!


Looking for printables to review the poems from First Language Lessons?  My friend Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations has free poem printables!

 

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Want to see what other shows we have in Members Only PowerPoint? There’s more coming soon too, I have loads of ideas in my brain and some already started!

Members Only PowerPoint Shows from 1 1 1=1

 

Already a member of Members Only PowerPoint?  Lost your login and password?  Just email me and give me your PayPal email address.  This is the way I can find your original purchase and give you your access info easily. 



Tot School Gathering Place Week 134

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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Happy August!! Traditionally the busiest month for vacations! Maybe you’re planning a trip to the mountains or the beach or maybe camping or an amusement park – wherever the destination, be sure to share your adventures and learning experiences here on the Gathering Place! We’d love to see all the fun you and your Tot are enjoying during these final days of summer!

Is your Tot into bugs? Check out the different Tot trays that Mama M from SmartE PartE put together to help Tot E learn a number of different concepts! They just might intrigue your Tot into learning something new!

SmartE PartE

Mama Katie is introducing her Tots Soph and Jack to the alphabet with a number of different interactive activities! Check out what she’s posted on her blog, Soph & Jack to see if they are activities that your Tot might enjoy!

Soph & Jack

Mama Sarah from The Life of This Mother is just beginning her Tot School journey! Take a look at the fun activities she put together for her Tots Josiah and Rosalie!

The Life of This Mother


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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Do you have your FREE

Where to Begin with Tot School eBook?

Tot-School-eBook

See the Tot School webpage here!

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).



Just Color! Owl Coloring Printables

Free OWL Coloring Printables

We have a brand new set of Owl Coloring printables for you!

The idea behind “Just Color!” is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

If you want to make a mini coloring book, you can scale down PDF files, like we did as you can see below! 

Owl Coloring Printables

I prepped the little owl coloring book for my daughter by scaling down to 2 per page.  I then trimmed around the edges, leaving extra space at the top.  I punched holes and attached with metal rings rather than staples.  She likes to take the pages off as she works on them, and this keeps them nice!

Owl Coloring Printables

 

Here’s a peek at the different owl coloring pages in this free printable set!

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Download the Owls coloring printables and more here!

Look for this graphic and click to download!

Owl Coloring Printables

If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.

Looking for more OWL fun?  Check out our Owl Pinterest board here!

Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Owl Theme on Pinterest.