Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tot School

~Smiley is currently 25 months old~

Tot School

Learning Toys...

We worked on matching lids to bottles, which Smiley was really into...

I saw this idea on a blog last week and knew that I wanted to try it. Fitting the little pieces from Trivial Pursuit into their round shapes. Great activity for fine motor skills!
Of course, Smiley wanted to match the colors as well. He LOVES matching colors ;)

The fine motor control that was required is still pretty challenging for Smiley. He was able to fit in several pieces though. We will definitely keep working on this!

Playing with his Melissa and Doug stacker. He is able to stack by shape, but hasn't figured out stacking by size just yet...
Working on an animal puzzle...

We practiced our fine motor skills some more by working with stickers...

We did some more cutting with our Melissa and Doug toy this week. One of Smiley's favorites!

This week we worked on the difference between big and small and Smiley does really well making the distinction. We used our buttons, which include small and big sizes to work on this concept.

Smiley sorted his buttons based on their shape...

LOVE Theme...
We continued our love theme. Our printer is out of ink, so I was unable to print some of the fun tot school activities that I have seen on other blogs. However, we used our heart shaped muffin cups to do some more fine motor work, transferring pom poms with a spoon...

Teeny Tiny Tot School...
Of course, our little peanut is starting to do some tot school already as well ;) She is really into her baby gym right now and loves to bat at all the different objects. She's also mastered rolling and loves to roll around on her mat :)


  1. What a fun week! Your little guy is so cute & looks like he loves all of your activities too!
    I'd love to know where you found your buttons at, I can't seem to find a bunch that all seem to go together like the ones you have! :)

  2. I like that Melissa and Doug cutting toy, but I've never seen it before and I'm curious how it works.
    Looks like a great week! Your kids are adorable!

  3. What a great week! I love all of the button activities!

  4. I love to read your posts. Pretty sure my little guy (almost 26 mos) wouldn't have the attention span for sorting that many buttons!

    Your baby girl is so adorable, by the way!

  5. That Trivial Pursuit one is a cool idea isn't it!

  6. Theresa, we got the buttons from the Learning store. They came in a big bag and can be sorted by color, shape or size. Smiley loves them. They're a great learning tool!

    CristyLynn- The wood pieces are velcroed together and there is a little wooden knife that can be used to practice those cutting skills and cut the veggies apart. It's a lot of fun for little ones :)