Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tot School – Tools

Alex is now 38 months old.

He’s been looking forward to this week since he helped me make some of these materials about a month ago, and he was VERY excited to do Tot School this week!

The printables below (and a few extras) were made by Mommy & a very excited Alex, and you can download them by clicking here.

Unfortunately, with an eventful week, we only ended up with 2 mornings to work on this unit.  I will probably just reuse it in a few months, since we weren’t able to do everything.

Max is at that sometimes-taking-a-morning-nap, sometimes-not phase.  Let me just say that Tot School with Max is…uh..interesting! He had fun ripping off the velcro from our patterning set. :)

March2011 021 Prewriting – Alex loves to do this right now!

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Race To The Toolbox game – we both had fun playing this game together!  It’s great for number recognition and counting practice. March2011 020March2011 003

Alphabet letter recognition – he was really interested in this for some reason!  Usually, he half-heartedly does this.  This week, he would complete the page, empty it, and start over again!

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Count & Clip cards – he’s really starting to grasp the concept of pointing to each object as he counts!

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Size sequencing (or “making steps”, as Alex calls it)

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Matching shapes

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4 piece puzzles – very little interest in these :(

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Patterning – he’s very interested in these cards, but doesn’t understand the concept yet.  I don’t know whether to keep offering this activity each week, or to put it away for a few months.

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Shadow Matching – he can do this in about 10 seconds now, and he’s starting to lose interest.

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Stacking Cups with Max – they love to stack and knock down their “towers”!  Max stacks, too, but his towers are often wobbly and out of order…too cute!

 March2011 016March2011 017There’s so much we just didn’t get to accomplish this week…I guess it’ll still be in the folder when we pull it out in a few months, right?

I hope you all had a great week with your tots, and don’t forget to check out what others did at Carisa’s website!  (You can find a link to 1+1+1=1 on the right hand side of this page…)

7 comments:

Ewa said...

Looks like you had a great week. My boys love to stack blocks together as well. Love
Ewa

Elle Belles Bows said...

Wonderful week!

Thanks so much for sharing your printables!

Kerri

The Princess and the Tot said...

Love the shadow matching and all the printables!

Lindsay said...

Looks like a great week! Sammy is just now starting to get patterns. I would put it away for a few weeks then try it again and see if it clicks more.

Ambra said...

I agree with Lindsay, put it away for a few weeks. My son just wasn't grasping patterns no matter how many times I tried to explain it so I stopped trying and then just last week pulled out an easy ABAB pattern and he did it! He is 39 months old. I think if you keep trying to get them to do something they just don't understand, you'll wind up with a kid who feels bad that he can't do something. And that's the last thing we want! I don't know how, but something clicks in their little brains and they get it when they are ready. Good luck! :)

Living with Three Boys of Our Own said...

Look at that pre-writing. Alex is rocking it!

Amanda said...

My little boy really likes tools! Thanks for sharing the printables- we'll make good use of them!