This week we are back with our trusty bugs and wood slices, only this time instead of a small world I added them to our Split Peas sensory bin! Split Peas have an almost silky feel to them when they flow over your hand and I love how this sensory bin looks a bit like the forest floor!Continue reading “Forest Discovery Split Peas Sensory Bin”
The toy closet keeps all her toys together and organized so that come rotation day finding what we want to put out on her play shelf is a snap! We don’t use a complete bin system, I’m sure we will get to that but I currently prefer doing custom rotations and my organization system is set up to suit that!
You’ll have to forgive the poor quality photos…its a closet. The lighting just isn’t up to par. lolContinue reading “Toddler Toy Closet Organization”
Its time for another play shelfie! This week’s toy rotation has been brewing in the back of my mind for a week now. It seems my brain never stops planning. I am going to be trying something a little new this week so we will see how it goes!Continue reading “Play Shelfie : Toddler Toy Rotation : May 13-26”
We may be nearly halfway through the year but I wanted to share our 2019 Tot School themes. This way anyone that is just now joining us on this tot school journey they can have a rough plan to make planning easier!Continue reading “2019 Tot School Themes”
The month of May is all about getting outside and watching things grow. Outside isn’t ALWAYS an option. So here is a little garden of “dirt” she can play with inside without a huge mess! The Black Bean Garden Sensory bin is super simple to set up and we had most of the supplies at home already!
This is a great activity to practice pouring and transferring. Also, the beans are super simple to clean up if there is a spill!Continue reading “Black Bean Garden Sensory Bin”
The first time I heard the term loose parts was last fall; and trust me, you and your kids have played with loose parts. You just maybe haven’t used that term.
Loose parts play is just providing random loose parts for kids to do whatever they want with. They might make them play food or make patterns out of them. They might see how high they can stack them or sort them by color. The idea is that it is entirely up to your kid and their imagination!Continue reading “DIY Loose Parts Toys”
I am soo ready for winter to be over and to spend more time outside and make use of all our new outside toys we got from Easter! I’m hopeful that the time is quickly approaching!
This week’s toy rotation actually had me a little stumped. I try and have a rounded selection of toys. From construction to imagination to fine motor to logic, and so on. She’s really not ready for anything literacy or number based, so we haven’t really gotten into that.Continue reading “Toddler Play Shelfie – April 29 – May 10”
We LOVE books.
We own more books than anything else I would say. Instilling a love of books and reading is so so important for little brains. I won’t get into the science behind it, I’m not nearly educated enough to do so! lol
To this day I love to read (having the time to do so is another story…) and I hope that Sidney grows up to love reading as much as her daddy and I do.Continue reading “Our Favorite Toddler Board Books”
This was the first month so far that I have had to do five full weeks of tot school planning!Continue reading “May Tot School”
This was the first time in a long time that I actually forgot about toy rotation…
We had family in town in and out of the house for most of last week so Bitty just didn’t spend as much time at home and what time she did spend here she was thoroughly entertained with her grandparents.
So this morning I had to make a decision. Do I rotate before she may be ready or do I rotate before things get stale?Continue reading “Toddler Play Shelfie – April 15th”