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.
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.
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?
Another toy rotation in the books! I rotate every two weeks
normally; though this was technically a three-week rotation because we were
gone for a whole week in the middle for a little “spring break”. This was the
first time that I considered leaving the toys for a little longer. As I was
watching her play over the weekend she was still interacting well with a few of
the items! In the end I did decide to change most of it out but we did have out
first repeat toy this time so we’ll see how that goes!
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I have been in the process of narrowing down Bitty’s Easter basket for a while now. There were some things that I knew I wanted to get her and then there were some things that I have been wanting to pick up so Easter was the perfect excuse. Add in a couple of impulse purchases and there we go one toddler Easter basket sans candy!
When you think of March besides maybe basketball you think of St. Patricks day. If you think of St. Patricks you often thing of rain bows as well. so to finish out March we made our own rainbow in our rainbow noodle sensory bin!
If you have never tried toy rotations you really should! It’s amazing how much more they will play with something when they just haven’t seen it for a while! I rotate 6-8 toys, as well as a puzzle. Her babydolls, play kitchen, some blocks and her gross motor toys stay out full time. I keep the rest of her toys tucked away in her closet. I call our toy display, her play shelf but really it’s just the bottom shelves of the living room bookcases! Also Let me know if you would want to see a toy storage post. You know me I love to talk organization. 😉
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.