Sunday, August 29, 2010

TOT School~ Letter T Craft

~Smiley is currently 31 months old~
Tot School
LETTER T is for TURTLE Craft

I finally got around to doing our letter T craft this week. We covered the letter Tt a few weeks ago, but between traveling and moving, I just didn't get around to it earlier. However, I want to get back into our regular tot school routing next week, and therefore really wanted to complete the T craft this week :)

We made a T is for Turtle Craft. I really loved the cute turtle that Erin over at Confessions of a Homeschooler uses for her activities and used that design to inspire our foam letter craft :)
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Learning Toys...
We finally got our little critters back out after quite some time and Smiley loved it. He sorted them by color and then set up an animal parade...

We played with megablocks...
He played a sorting game that we got at a consignment store a while back...
We recently got a plastic piggy bank for Smiley since he loves playing with coins ;) We got his piggy bank at the container store...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tot School

~Smiley is currently 31 months old~
Tot School

I can happily say that we're finally all settled in our new place :) All boxes are unpacked and all pictures are hung. I even organized out tot school stuff. I can't wait to get back to a regular routine very soon. Daddy is still off next week and we have some house guests, so we'll probably take it easy for another week before getting back in the full swing of things in September. I can't wait!!

Here are some of the things we've been up to this past week:

Because the weather has been so great, we spent lots and lots of time outside. We go to the park twice a day lately and are loving it :)
Smiley's favorite activity to do at home is still playing with his cars. He's SO into his Disney cars! He knows all of their names and just can't get enough of them. It's all he wants to do from the time he wakes up in the morning until he goes to bed (he even sleeps with his cars). What a boy, lol.
We were able to get some tot school activities in as well this past week. We worked on puzzles and with lacing beads. (The car theme did carry over a bit...)
We made an all red necklace...
I made stacks of beads in different colors and yelled out a color in German and Smiley had to hit it. He loved it and it's a great way to practice his German, which I want to focus on more this next year!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

TOT School... We moved!!!!

~Smiley is currently 30 months old~

Tot School
We finally moved!!! I am so so so excited :) We're still living out of boxes, but things are starting to come together :) I am almost done setting up our tot school area and can't wait to post pictures soon. We moved from a 2 bedroom to a 3 bedroom apartment, which is much better. Even our little bug has her own room now :) We're still limited in terms of space for tot school, but I think I have been able to utilize the space we have pretty well.

We still haven't really gotten back into the swing of things (mainly because I have been so busy unpacking that I just didn't have time to prepare things for tot school). I really hope to be able to get back into our routine very soon though. The unorganized chaos is beginning to drive me nuts ;) While it wasn't as organized or planned, we still did several tot school activities this past week :)


Smiley worked on his ABC puzzle several times this week. He did awesome with this :)

Smiley had fun with this file folder game that I got from Carisa's blog a while back as part of her Easter/Spring pack I believe :)

Smiley worked with dot paint, and as always, had to stack the paint caps :)
The little bug had to be part of the action too, of course ;)

Early Math Skills...
He still really likes connect 4. We mainly used it to make different patterns :)
Fine Motor Skills...
Smiley loved playing with this cloth petals. He stuck them into a dishwasher baskets and medela bottles :)
Teeny Tiny Tot School
~ Our little bug is currently 10 months old~

Our little bug is really into standing right now and is pulling herself up everywhere. She loves to be part of big brother's tot school time and soon it will be time for her to have more structured tot school :)