RockerTot is currently 24 months old.
Well, my baby is now two years old. Our week consisted of mostly playtime... that's probably why I feel that he learned so much this week.
I made these three-part cards to fit a picture frame I had. RockerTot didn't really care for this activity. I'll probably wait a few months and then try again.
He played with his magnetic farm board. He bought this for a few dollars at Walmart with some of his birthday money.
His wooden train set became a tot-school activity this week. I handed him the large zip-top bag and let him put it together by himself for the first time. (We have to keep it put away due to space issues. I wish we could have it out all the time, but it's just not possible.)
He really enjoyed playing "match the letters" with RockerBoy's old Boggle, Jr game.
Here is a shot of RockerTot admiring his completed stacking rings activity. I thought it looked like an urn... who knows what he envisioned...
I found this wooden map of the United States at Fred's for $1, so I bought it for him. It had 11 pieces so I thought it would be a great step up from his knob puzzles (which he outgrew over 6 months ago), but he worked the whole puzzle the very first time he saw it. I'm struggling to find puzzles that are not too challenging or easy for him. (I'd welcome any suggestions.)
I made some counting cards for RockerTot to use with our Tot-School poker chip manipulatives. He really, really liked doing this activity. (I have since laminated the cards using Contact Paper.)
RockerBoy and RockerTot helped weed the flower beds.
RockerTot learned how to kick his feet to propel himself in the pool. He can now use his arms as well and can get to any point in the pool whenever he wants. He can balance himself well enough now that the second ring is no longer necessary (the first ring is attached to the suit). He also loves to slide (Mommy catches him) and jump in from the side.
RockerTot learned to use the bottle-brush to clean his cups.
He also helped me load the washing machine. He loves to do laundry (and jump in piles of laundry.... and dump out the basket of clean laundry when I'm not looking... etc.)
RockerDad cut the handle of an old broom and replaced the plastic cap. I trimmed the bristles and RockerTot had his very own broom. It hangs on a hook beside his apron so that he can use it anytime he wishes. He should have a small dustpan of his own within the next week (if I can remember to get one).
He loved punching out the dinosaurs to use on his new Make Your Own Dinosaur Land book and pop-up play set.
He was so excited with his new kitchen and food area. Here he is cooking and serving some broccoli.
He can't seem to get enough of his new blanket that Grandma crocheted for him. It's not just a blanket.. it's also a toy.
I helped him make some shapes with his new TinkerToys. He loved the wheels on the axle the best, though. :)
I also made him the windmill shown on the canister. Well, I said it was a windmill... he was convinced it was a tunnel.
We also made RockerTot's favorite letter (both cases) out of TinkerToys. He thought this was pretty cool.
This was supposed to be a "ScholarTot" activity. I placed masking tape on the floor as a "balance beam" for him to walk on, but he ran on the line (sort of) and then grabbed a car and carefully drove it all along the line.
... you can still look cool even while doing something as mundane as housework...
RockerTot looking at the new model train catalog with RockerDad. It's one of their many common interests.
I stepped onto the front porch to talk to my brother for under two minutes and I walked back in to find this. He was reprimanded, but I had to get a photo. I love the egg in his shoe...
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