July is a big month for us! We will be going back to Alabama to visit the grandparents for two whole weeks so our July Tot school is definitely trimmed back a bit.Continue reading “July Tot School”
Chick Peas have been on my must-try list for a few months now and let me tell you they do not disappoint. Our ABC’s and Chick Peas sensory bin is simple and yet I am really happy with the way it turned out.Continue reading “ABC’s and Chick Peas Sensory Bin”
How on Earth can it be summer already?! Our June Tot School plans are the most fleshed out for sure as we will be home most of the month. I can tell you the rest of the summer if full of a lot of travel!Continue reading “June Tot School”
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”
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”
Do you ever notice that babies and toddlers would rather play with the odd makeup brush, an old spatula and the remote more than all the wonderful toys you have collected for them?Continue reading “12 Super Easy Discovery Basket Ideas”
April Tot School is all about things bright and cheerful! We are spending the whole month on the color yellow and we will be talking about birds & eggs, bunnies, and Easter!Continue reading “April Tot School”
This is our first real month of tot school. Prior to this, I would randomly pull an activity out. I wanted to start slow to make sure that we were both okay with it and not overwhelmed. (to be honest, she’s a pretty chill kid so she would be fine I didn’t want to bite off more than I could chew…lol) So our March Tot School is more or less just a theme for me to work with and maybe a couple of new words for her to hear.Continue reading “March Tot School”
Tot School is not quite preschool – there is no structured lessons or specific thing she has to learn. But it’s also more than just daycare. It’s more about exposure to concepts and everyday tasks, as well as the chance to practice skills that those busy toddler brains are already learning. It also gives a theme for some direction and keeps things interesting for everyone!
Bitty is 18 months old right now and I find that if I don’t have some kind of plan in place we end up watching too much TV. So what did I do? I made a plan, and not just loose ‘hmmm here’s a couple ideas’ kind of plan. There are tables and categories and themes. Just like you would expect my type A brain to do!Continue reading “How to get started with Tot School for Young Toddlers”