Tot School- Friendship

This week in Tot School the theme is: FRIENDSHIP and the letter F,f. MONDAY Activity: Look at pictures of friends and say their names. Talk about what a “friend” is (very basic). Craft: Fingerpaint the letter F Song: ‘Make New Friends (but keep the old)’ Book: Winnie the Pooh- Two Friends TUESDAY Activity: Decorate a … Read more

Toddler Art

The toddler years are the perfect time to introduce children to various types of art projects and to begin experimenting with different types of materials. It’s important to remember that when children are young the process is more important than the product. I love using open ended art supplies and letting children be imaginative and … Read more

Tot School- Family

This week in tot school our theme is family. I will be separating the activities by day instead of type because I think that it will be easier to implement. *MONDAY- Family Activity- Family Tree Craft- Family Handprints Song- ‘God Made Families’ Action rhyme Book- My Family and I/Mi Familia y Yo by Gladys Rosa-Mendoza, … Read more

Tot School- Love (2/15-2/19)

Since Valentine’s Day is today (the 14th) I decided to focus on the theme of LOVE for the week after the Holiday. Activities: *Color the snow- put some red food coloring in a spray bottle of water and spray the snow to color it * Heart path- Hearts taped to ground, jump from heart to … Read more

Tot School Review- Winter Wrap Up

Today was the first week of tot school. It didn’t go quite as I would have liked it to because I found that though I had a list of activities for Jacob to do I needed a lot more time to prepare each night. From now on I will have all of the activities and … Read more

Tot School- Winter

Update 1/2021: A new winter themed lesson plan can be found here¬†with over 40 ideas! This week’s theme is: Winter Here are a few of the activities that I have planned: * Bring the snow indoors- It is supposed to snow tomorrow so we will be bringing snow into the house. We will use a … Read more

Toddler Time- Structure

This past weekend I spent a lot of time daydreaming about what I wanted for my toddler, Jacob. I had been thinking lately that I really wanted him to have more structured time and guided play and less free play. I will be creating “lesson plans” each week. There will still be a large amount … Read more