September 18, 2011

Tot School - Week 1

Red is currently 15.5 months.

We started our very first week of tot school! Overall, I think it went great. The first couple days Red was really interested in the materials, spending about an hour each day going through it all. Toward the end of the week, though, his attention span was much shorter. This tells me I need to keep switching it up every week to keep him interested. Here are the shelves this week:

He had an open/close basket full of different containers.

Drink stirrers placed into an empty grated cheese container

 Slotted clothespins to slide onto the edge of a cup

Beads to sort into an ice cube tray. He didn't really do this one as planned. He preferred to play with the beads, but it was a good opportunity to talk about colors and textures.


Ring Stacker

Bristle Blocks

I tried to go for an ocean theme this week, but I don't think Red noticed. Here are our only ocean-y books that we stuck in with some other books in his reading area.

We also listed to Baby Beluga by Raffi among other songs and played the instruments.

 Overall, tot school was a success!

Linking to 1+1+1=1.


  1. Hooray for your first week of Tot School! Looks like you had some great stuff going on this week. Your little man looked like he was having lots of Fun . :)

  2. You had a great assortment of activities. I bet your little guy really enjoyed all of his learning opportunities!