We attempted Tot School on Monday, but it didn’t go so well. Alex had a mini-meltdown, and he chose to spend Tot School time pouting on his bed. He got angry that he had to do the RRSP board before we work on the theme activities. That’s happened a few times this fall. With a crazy week and a bad attitude, I never tried again.
I did some thinking throughout the week. Tot School is all about having FUN while learning; it’s not about mom forcing tot to do things her way. If Alex loves our theme pages, then that’s what we’ll do. Next week, we’ll try doing our regular tot school time, slipping an RRSP letter practice page into the middle of our activities, and doing calendar time. That might be the solution for Alex’s “silent temper tantrums”.
I’m going to try hanging the RRSP verse in our kitchen so we can review it at mealtimes. I’ll just hold off on using some of the other elements for now, as Alex obviously isn’t ready for that right now.
What we DID do this week is play together, do puzzles together, build Lego barns, color pictures, make Caillou & Build-A-Bear paper dolls, and make a new color-matching game for Max with Disney Cars characters to match on the squares. (What did DIDN’T do is take pictures…)
We also spent a day making applesauce & apple pie filling at my sister’s house. We had just a few apples, ha ha! Come on over if you want some applesauce; we have plenty! ;)