Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tot School: Week in Review

I have been having some really lazy summer tot days here this past week. I have been trying to get the playroom redone, theme's and crafts out for the making, and stories and songs going for the little ones. I have tried to make the weeks in the summer more fun and crafty rather than academic oriented. The kids love the open ended play and we have been sharpening up our problem solving skills and our being a good friend skills. So this week, we did a lot of swimming, playing in the playroom and when it was cool enough outside in the yard. We added buckets of water... an idea I got from Annie at Annie's Alphabet Childcare blog... you can find her blog here. I love her set up and WOW!!! what she does with the children in her care. It is a childcare setting, and I don't know if she does Tot School consciously, but I love her site. Anyway, below you will find a small example of things we did this past week...

Oh Yeah... We LOVE shaving cream play...

Always time for a quick dip in pool. R is getting better and better at swimming each time we go...

Drawing with crayons, markers, colored pencils and chalk is always a nice quiet time activity.

This week was block building week... the kids (of all ages) seemed to gravitate to these large cardboard blocks all week. The Big kids had fun building towers for the Tots to knock down. We also built a "town" where the Tot's were the wrecking balls (monsters) and would come through and destroy the town. A very POPULAR activity.

If you get a chance and want to see more Tot School Happenings... just head over to Tot School

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