Sunday, October 25, 2009

~Tot School Time~

Evan is 39 months old.
This week at Tot School, we did a variety of things with no particular theme and, as always, it was very much led by Evan. Here's a sampling of what he's been up to for the past week or so (in addition to a trip to see my dad and his wife for a few days).

Evan sorted pom poms into matching colored cups.

Then he used tweezers to put the pom poms into the egg carton. He likes using the tweezers.
I'm trying to teach Evan to recognize his name. So I traced some puzzle piece letters and he did it like a puzzle. I named each letter for him and had him repeat it. I set out a plastic dish with some sudsy water for Evan to play in. I also gave him some plastic spoons and cups, too. This usually occupies him for a while.

He always enjoys this! Sometimes he'll add dinosaurs or cars to it to give them a "bath".

Evan got out the Candyland game.

I didn't think he was ready, but I'm glad I followed his lead and gave it a shot. He did really well and we had fun! And this will help teach him about following rules and taking turns.

We got out these number discs. Evan had to match the right number of clothespins to the right number disc. There were little squares to help him. This helps number recognition, one to one correspondence (because one clothespin to one square), counting and fine motor skills. These are very simple to make, too.

He worked hard on this.

All done!
Evan's sister Alexa, was using our Upwards game to practice her spelling words. So I had Evan use the same Upwords letter tiles to match to his alphabet flashcards.

Then he enjoyed stacking them to make tall towers.
Hope you enjoyed a wonderful week with your little tot! Thanks for stopping by! For more Tot School posts, check out
Have a great week!


Erin said...

This is so insprigng, fist Marilyn's post and now yours. I really should do more with my little one.

Denise said...

I really like the clothes pin counting activity! One of these days I need to make something like that.

Rebecca said...

Lots of educational activities this week! I bet hes a smart boy :)