Tot School

RockerTot is currently 23 months old.

I placed part of our Tot-School pics from this week on last week's post, so this looks like a short week.

aka ScholarTot

I made this hammering block out of a piece of dense upholstery foam that RD brought home from work (scraps), some of Uncle Shaky's golf tees and one of RockerBoy's old toy hammers. RockerTot loved hammering in the "nails" and the toy hammer had a claw end that worked beautifully for removing the "nails" just like the big guys do it!!

Here is a pic of his painting tray. I soaked a paper towel in water and placed it into the small cup for him to wet his cotton swabs. At this rate, the $0.67 choo choo (Wal-Mart) will last for months. He still has plenty of painting room left.

I didn't get a pic while he was stickering, but here is his sticker book. I used the empty "holes" on his sticker page to make a game where he can place the stickers in the circles. He raids the sticker stash whenever he can get away with it.

I used some more of the sticker "holes" cut into strips on a styrofoam cup. Here he is sticking toothpicks into the circles.

He loved opening the old grated cheese container flip-lid. I don't have a pic, but he loved to drop the toothpicks in the shaker holes and then spill them back out of the large (spooning?) opening on the other side.

aka ApprenticeTot

He dragged one of the dining chairs over to the sink while I was washing dishes so that he could help. I thought it was adorable.

aka NatureTot

RockerDad took this photo of a Hawk in our back yard. He and RockerTot were transplanting their pepper plants when they spotted the very large bird.

Just Plain RockerTot

I have such a hard time getting him to smile when I take photos that I wanted to share this moment I caught while he was playing with his cars.

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RockerTot in his "cool hat" (as he calls it).


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  1. what a great fun week! I love the hawk picture we have a hawks nest in the back yard and the feathers are huge!! :) hey he ate all the snakes so i was happy!! love the cup and stickers project!

  2. Love the sticker holes idea, with the styrofoam cup!!!

    :) Carisa

  3. love the foam and the hammer! so simple and yet cheap, cheap, cheap!! :)

  4. p.s. love the new blog design - different since the last time I was here!! :)

    And I finally am following you too. :)


  5. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing them. I need to get on the ball more with new (and borrowed) ideas from others for my little guy.

  6. love the sticker holes ideas. I think I'll have to try that sometime.

  7. I LOVE the sticker holes! And to think I have always thrown those away! I think I said this about your last post but I love the way you are organizing your tot school posts now - so clever and fun to read!

  8. You're brilliant, as is RT. When are you writing that pre-school curriculum?

  9. Hardly, Paula (but thank you for saying so).

  10. great ideas! i love the golf tees for nails!

  11. Looks like a wonderful week! I love the idea of using the extra holes on the styrofoam cup! I need to finish up my grated cheese so I can make use of that fun container :-).


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