Monday, February 22, 2010

Tot School - Week 1

Tot School
D is 19 months old

I came across Tot School as I was looking for activities for D last week and have decided to join in the fun. Last week's theme was winter. We focused on snow and penguins, though D still doesn't really understand that snow is cold. Darn South Florida winters! Actually I would love to be able to play in the snow with her, but for D "snow" was packing peanuts.
She enjoyed finding things in the snow, some snowflake matching cards and her Little Einsteins friends. And enjoyed putting them back in, until show found a better game to play.  She thought it was far more fun to get in with the snow than just use her hands to search through it.

D made her snow picture.  (See my previous post.)

D then made a penguin puppet.  She liked coloring the bag and gluing the penguin parts to the bag. 
D has started making me crazy by tilting her head and saying "cheese" every time she sees me trying to take a picture.  

And of course we finished this project by pulling the pieces off again.  I think the only part left today is the head (which I helped her glue on).

We wrapped up our "learning" about snow with our Muffin Tin Meal.

Real World

I am one of those moms who believes that kids are meant to get messy. When I taught Early Childhood, the parents knew that their kids would get messy in my class because I knew that they were being productive and having a good time too. For some reason with D, I am okay with finger-painting, and even when she spills all of the "snow" out of the bucket. But, I have been hesitant to give her yogurt since she started insisting on using a spoon by herself. Now I do give her a spoon for ice cream or macaroni and cheese and other things that won't make a big mess if they fall off. This week she had some yogurt on her own. I think it was a learning experience for both of us!

Check out 1+1+1=1 to see what other people were doing this week.


  1. Looks like a fun week! You can have some of my snow ;-) I still dont like to give my son a spoon with his yogurt. He is pretty neat until he is done then he makes a HUGE mess :-P

  2. Love the yogurt, my tot loves to fingerpaint with his food too hehe

  3. Just found your blog, luv it! Some great ideas! My twin 5 year olds and I have theme months . We have plenty of snow here in Illinois, ha ha, so we studied the rainforest last month. Next is Ireland!

  4. She was pretty good with the spoon at first, then she decided to use her fingers instead. Then we had yogurt falling off the spoon and the fingers!

  5. She is so cute! Looks as if you and your beautiful little girl had a fun week. Thanks for stopping by my blog, btw love your name - I have a website selling baby goodies called Jolly Mommy!


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