Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tot School - January 23-27

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I took a little blogging break and a tot school theme break (we still did some tot school, they were just really random and last minute).  We were back at it this week though and Bug had a lot of fun with her "Tah-coo."
Tot Trays
Counting conversation hearts.

Checking things out.

I know this is way beyond her, but I just wanted her to see the idea played out.  She watched me count them out, then she put a couple in each circle, then she did not get near it again for the rest of the week.

Transferring crystals into ice cube tray.

She really liked this one, but couldn't figure out the tongs.  I know they are a little out of her reach right now, but I like to challenge her, and she did try to use them.
Putting heart erasers into container.

Sorry this is so dark, she was faster than my flash, lol.  Each time we tried this she would only put one in, but then try and shove more in, get frustrated and then move on to something else.  Patience is not something she has much of...

Beading a necklace.

This was her favorite part and once I let her do it once, she was not about to use that string again.
Valentine's day stickers.

Gross Motor
Pulling a string for the cat (this will keep her busy for a while)
Lots of dancing!
Hide and seek

Art Projects

Puffy paint on a heart cutout

 Heart stencil painting

Red toy bath time 
Red bath painting

Sensory Bin
Fun with red

Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George

Biscuit's Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day: A Sparkle 'n' Shimmer Book

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tot School - January 2-6

This week our theme was snowflakes.  We are beginning to get into more of a routine, but with the house still a little out of sorts makes it tricky.  Plus I have been feeling a little icky and unmotivated lately.
Tot Trays
Beading.  She did not spend much time on this at all.  I'm not sure if she was able to do it because she didn't really even try. 

She helped me make the playdough and had a lot of fun playing with it.  She is really big into transfering things right now, so I had to get out a second tray out just for her to move things back and forth.  
This morning I spilled eggs on my original plans and I am not even sure what the other two trays were supposed to be.  I know that one is the snowman Ss page from last week.  The other one I am pretty sure was the sticky window idea from last week which bug ripped down pretty early while I was busy in the kitchen.  No pictures of that, but the basic idea was to have a big white circle behind the contact paper and then I cut out "rocks" and a "carrot" to make up a face for the snowman. 

Gross Motor
Snowflake Hunt

She liked this, only she lost interest in it because while she was looking for more she would see something she wanted to play with and then forget about the snowflake.  She did well after she got the hang of it, and it was a really good way to test her comprehension of living furniture and objects. 

Speaking of living room furniture, I set up some shelves to house Bug's living room toys.  I love the way they look (and they are secured to the wall)!  I will be getting different baskets for it as I stole those from Bug's room since I haven't really gotten in there to organize yet.  Slowly but surely this place will get to the way I want.
*A toddler in my state just died after a dresser fell on him.  It happens often, and is so preventable. Please strap down furniture!!*

Art Projects
"Snowman" circle pictures

She liked the word circle more than the actual painting of it, lol!

Snowflake masking tape painting

Snowflake cheese quesadilla
Bug is teething and not eating very much (not that she ate much to begin with), so needless to say she wanted nothing to do with this.

I didn't focus on any books this week, we just had the books from last week out. 

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