Welcome to How to Homeschool your Tot Week 18!
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We had simple activities set up for Little Lady O in this particular week. It was due partly because they were easy to grab and set up and partly because I have been lacking in the preparation area a.lot.lately! (There, it’s out!) Nevertheless, this little girl still had tons of fun learning this week.
So let’s go dive in and see how Little Lady O’s week turned out!
Little Lady O is 19.5 months and this was our set up for week 18 of tot school.
The Set Up
- Plastic buckle activity
- Pouring beans
- ABC puzzle
- Stacking rings
I’ve made this plastic buckle activity for my younger son when he was just a tot for one of his tot trays then. Now I pulled it out for Little Lady O because she’d shown some interest in it. You know those plastic buckle for their high chair? Yeah, she’s been playing with them every time she gets off her high chair. And I remembered that I made an activity out of it before, so I looked for it, dug it out and set it up for her to use.
However,after watching her fiddle with it, I realized that I made the straps too short and that made it somewhat tough for her little hands to work with it. So if you are planning to make one of your own, a word of advice, don’t cut the straps too short! (Lesson learned! Lol!) Oh, and if you try this activity, you want to make sure to watch your child carefully as they can get pinched. She didn’t get pinched, but just a reminder!
This girl loves any pouring or transfer activity so I set her up with 2 plastic measuring cups plus beans and she went to town with it! Just look at her go! 🙂 She can make a lot of mess with it but that’s okay, I just show her that she can clean them up too and she usually helps. But then sometimes she does it perfectly!
Pouring is such a great activity to teach especially to young kids. If you want to learn more why, head over here. There are so many different ways that you can set it up depending on the age and skills of your child. I have only tried a couple for Little Lady O but am looking to let her explore and learn about it some more.
Little Lady O has shown some improvements when it comes to identifying pictures that match. So I decided to slowly introduce her to more matching opportunities such as this puzzle. However, I am careful not to overload her with too many things in one sitting so we started with just a couple of letters.
I have set up this stacking ring activity when she was a little bit younger and she had come a long way from then. It is such a pleasure to see! It’s always a great idea to bring back and introduce again previous activities to little kids. Because by doing so, you can witness the changes and improvements they’ve gained over time.
And then sometimes, our tot trays are simply not enough to satisfy her curiosity and learning hunger. She sees her older brothers do more and work on other things on our table (i.e. working on worksheets) and she just have to do it too! In times like this, I would usually provide her with a crayon and a paper so she can join them. But this time I thought of pulling out our magnetic drawing box, gave her a marker and let her have at it. That kept her occupied some more! 🙂
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