Tot School

Joey is 22 months.

Tot School

This is a nesting work with a plain Russian doll set I found at Hobby Lobby.

There are six altogether, but I decided to just start with the largest three until he gets the hang of it. He does pretty well, except sometimes he puts a doll in upside and it gets stuck.

This is a texture/pattern matching work. He did it completely and correctly by himself the first time.

I was hoping with all the time it took me to make the board and wooden cards it’d last a little longer. Oh, well.

Now I’m emphasizing the texture of each fabric square. Is it smooth? Soft? Rough? Bumpy?

As part of our morning routine, we’re learning a new letter each week. This week was the letter m. I introduce it by its name and then we say its sound.

My goal is to have a book for each letter (which is what he’s holding in this picture).

He has m down pretty well and is even beginning to recognize it on other books.

A simple pouring work with beads.

Coloring is probably his favorite activity these days. Yesterday he wanted me to draw airplanes for him to color.

After I got tired of drawing them, we made a paper airplane.

He had fun with it, but keep throwing it wing-side down so it didn’t fly too well for him.

Lately, he’ll bring one of his stuffed animals to be and say it went “poopy” or it’s “wet.” Yesterday, I found him changing a diaper. Do you think it’s a sign he’s ready for potty training?

Last weekend there was a free carnival on my husband’s campus. It was a lot of fun and Joey had his first carnival rides.

What have you been doing in Tot School this week?

6 comments… add one

  • Andrea September 19, 2010, 7:59 pm

    We’ve been meaning to try a texture activity too. He’s so cute!

  • Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years September 19, 2010, 9:19 pm

    Oh look at his blonde curls!!! He is such a cutey!!

    And I never would have thought about a match game with fabric squares! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting you from Tot School! Have a great week!

  • Kristen September 19, 2010, 11:12 pm

    Your fabric matching kit looks great! It might be hard to have done all that work only to learn he has that skill down, but on the upside — he has that skill down! Great idea to extend it by talking more about the textures.

  • Giggly Girls September 20, 2010, 3:57 am

    Oh my is that diaper changing shot adorable!!!!

    Pouring is a favorite activity here. She would do that all day long. I love the nesting dolls. I’m going to have to look for some.

  • Beth Anne September 20, 2010, 5:26 pm

    I like the texture activities! My daughter loves books that have extra things for her to touch, but I bet she would really like some more specific texture time!

  • Melissa September 21, 2010, 6:02 am

    Very cute! I love what you are doing with him! Stopping over from the Hip Blog Hop today!

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