Tot School ~ Dora

~Ladybug is currently 29 months old~


We took a week off of  Tot School Printables so we could throw in a fun Dora week.  A blogging friend sent us a big ol box of fun Dora goodies that her daughter was done with and we decked out the schoolroom to go along with our Dora printables!image

Ladybug was thrilled with all of the “new” goodies and got straight to playing.  PacMan snapped these 2 adorable shots with his camera!  Ignore the scantly clad Dora doll in the background. My friend sent TONS of outfits for Dora and the girl had her clothes changed way too many times to count!  Apparently she was in between changes!

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Coloring Dora and Boots and tracing her name…IMG_3681

She asked for the dry erase center to color this one…IMG_3708

Working hard on her Dora color book, she did a few pages per day…IMG_3728

We read the mini Dora and Boots book and she decided to color it a bit too…IMG_3731

She was very obsessed with glue this week, wanting me to cut things out so she could glue them.  So, I did.IMG_3766



Matching her color cards…IMG_3835then gluing them…IMG_3837


Dot painting D is for Dora…IMG_3840


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She loves working her small muscles with Mr. Crunch.…IMG_3718



My mom sent the kids some pirate costumes she found at her consignment sale and they were awesome, here’s Ladybug in hers.  She also loved the pirate bath toys my mom sent!  We still have our pirate stuff out in the schoolroom even though our pirate theme is done, the kids are still loving it!IMG_3858


She did a lot more, I just didn’t have the camera out as much!


Life-School_thumb3_thumbWe do calendar each day and Ladybug LOVES it!  We are loving our Rainforest Calendar Connections this month, and I love her “aww he’s so cute” reply to most of the animals!  Here she is doing her favorite thing, running as we sing her name for the Name-O song!IMG_3779

We still enjoy Speekee, and watch several times per week.IMG_3732


On another note-no photo, but Ladybug started gymnastics this week!  We get one free sibling class along with paying for Krash, so we signed her up for the Mommy & Me class.  So I guess you could say I started gymnastics this week too! 



Just a silly princess running into her Daddy’s arms…IMG_3473

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Dora Tot Book ~ Free Printables!

Ladybug won’t be working with this one quite yet, but I got it done and wanted to share for all of you who have little Dora fans!  When I mentioned this one on my Facebook page, it got a HUGE reaction!  I hope it blesses many of your Dora fans with fun school time!

Dora Collage


Focus Skills

  • ABCs
  • Colors in Spanish and English
  • Shapes
  • Name ID

You can download the entire

Dora Tot Book here on my website for FREE!



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Tot School ~ Princess Theme

~Ladybug is currently 25 months old~Print

We took a week off of our Tot School Printable units, and did a week of princess fun! Honestly it was mostly out of laziness on my part-K’s birthday party wore me out last week and I wasn’t up for an intense school week.

Our princess week was low-key and Ladybug did NOT prefer this. She is a bit of a school addict. She actually stands at her table highchair and screams to do school. It’s quite amusing…until the screaming doesn’t end.

She colored her entire Princess Coloring book in one sitting! We also read it several times throughout the week-she loved it!


We mostly worked with her shape and color cards on the cookie sheetIMG_4831


She also used the cookie sheet for her dot paint sheets, before she painted or colored them!IMG_5193

She did a lot of dot painting again,I was smart and printed off several copies of each page before the week began {and I still had to print more to keep her happy}.IMG_4852

She colored TONS, I mean TONS. Krash had a Dragon/Knight week and she jumped in on his stuff too. Here she was coloring “Hipuck” as she calls him…IMG_4766

Castle coloring {this is from the Knight Preschool Pack}IMG_5006

Here is her completed Princess Tot BookIMG_5186I created a pocket on the back to keep her worksheets in. She did MANY, and I just folded them up and slid them in the back!

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I prepared 3 trays for her this week, the first was bead sorting. I got those cute plastic cups from Ikea and put matching beads in the little white bowl and she sorted the beads. In the beginning she used her fingers, later in the week we added a spoon-but she needed tons of help, so we went back to just fingers!IMG_4785

*note-when using small items that are choking hazards, you must be engaged with your tot the entire time.

For this tray I used 4 star wands {got these at Target in the Bday aisle} and flipped them upside down and poked them through a styrofoam circle {from a craft store} as a base. I gave her an assortment of colored beads to work with, she LOVED this! IMG_4815

Sorting tiny beadsIMG_4894

Then we also put those beads into one of the cups…IMG_4909

We also added in a parmesan cheese container later in the week…IMG_4915

FYI-Oriental Trading has the trays in stock and at a good price {$8 for 6 trays}. Here’s a screen shot…image

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Moving Mancala marbles back and forth…IMG_4855

Playing with the squares from Qwirkle

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She is now an official runner and very proud of her skills!!

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They were coloring their castles together, I love how he was checking hers out!IMG_4935


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Princess Tot Book ~ Free Printables!

As you probably know, I already created a Princess Preschool Pack.  Well, it is a bit too advanced for Ladybug and she needed something to go alongside of Krash’s Knight Preschool Pack, so I made her a Princess Tot Book!  She LOVED it!  I will be sharing more photos of it in action tomorrow in my Tot School post!IMG_5186


Focus Skills

  • Counting 1-5
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Name ID

You can download the entire

Princess Tot Book here on my website for FREE!



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Feelings Tot-Book…

I am so glad to be starting Krash’s new school year off with a unit on FEELINGS! Of course he had to have a snazzy new Tot Book to work with so I got to creating. I got going and decided he was ready to try a full sized folder this time, plus I had a few ideas in mind that would need more space than the 1/2 sized folder. Here’s how we are laying ours out…

The cover…The Middle…Here you can see what I made, I will tell you a bit about each one…

  • Top Left: I printed these cards on cardstock and did not laminate. I am going to have K color the feelings faces. After he is done I may laminate them.
  • Top Middle: These pages can either be made into a book unlaminated or you can laminate each one like I did and hook them with rings at the top of the folder. I did this so we can take them out and work with them. I made the first letter in each word bigger so we can get a little bit of Letter ID in too! Mine are printed on regular paper and laminated.
  • Top Right: Laminated mini-cards for matching.
  • Bottom Right: a mini book about feelings (printed on paper, unlaminated)
  • Bottom left/middle: The base is laminated and so are the little faces. They all have velcro dots on them for K to put the feeling faces on the boy and girl. I also made a small discussion card to give some ideas for questions to ask your tot.

The back, K’s isn’t stuck down yet, I will have him choose a feeling to draw when we are all done and put this on the back.
You could easily leave some things out and make the traditional 1/2 folder Tot Book if your tot isn’t ready for a big one. Or you could always just use different components and keep them in a manilla envelop (like I do with some of our Activity Packs)

You can download all of the pieces in PDF form here
. Also on the webpage are links to many of the books we will be reading to go along with our Tot Book, and also our new Kimochi friend we are using!

If you share this with others, please link to this blog post or to the webpage, but not directly to the PDF files. Also, remember if YOU make this Tot (Lap)Book with your tot, I’d love to see it, email me and I will add your link to the webpage!