Tot School

RockerTot is currently 29 months old.

RockerTot has been sick, so I've been too occupied with him to worry about blogging. Here are some of the activities he did just before and just after his illness. Hopefully we'll get back into the swing of things soon.

aka ScholarTot

RockerTot always loves to see the Cootie tray. This is a great fine motor activity (plus, it's really fun to create silly cooties).

He enjoyed creating pictures with his magnetic barnyard playset. I wish he had more of these. He has so much fun with them. I love how they spark conversations about what the pieces are, where he is placing them and why.

He tried really hard to cut between the stickers. I think we'll stick with this for a while (or something similar) for scissor skills. He does better with this than with lines. I think he sees the purpose to this one (cut out the dinosaur).

He played with his bottle top name card. We only have his name. I don't have any more bottle tops. I think I'll try something else to make more cards for him.

He made a construction paper jack-o-lantern.

He had lots of free play with his pattern blocks. He was learning how to make shapes out of other shapes. I love free play.

I didn't place this one out, but he saw it and begged for it. He really seemed to enjoy sorting the coins and talking about their names.

He made his Bb page (we aren't doing the alphabet in order). He still randomly says "buh, buh, Bumblebee". The transformer, Bumblebee, seemed to make this project more interesting and special to him. I'll have to try to make his pages as personalized to him as possible.

He's been asking to play with our dominoes for months, but I thought it was too soon. I can admit when I'm wrong. I showed him how to match up ends and he went to town. The blank ones threw him at first, but he figured it out.

aka ApprenticeTot

Biscuit dough pizzas...

... and decorating cookies...

Just Plain RockerTot

For some reason, every picture I shot of him playing involved some sort of building toy. He is usually trying to build a robot.


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  1. I just love your posts! RockerTot is such a cutie. I really like the coin matching activity - thanks for sharing the idea!

  2. I like the way your have your coin sorting activity organized. What a week full of great activities. I need to try the cutting one with B. Here is a link to something you could use instead of bottle caps (magic rocks).

  3. Hope RockerTot is feeling better soon! The cutting activity is great....I'm definitely going to be trying that technique with my son. Right now he will not accept any help with his scissors. It's really frustrating for the both of us! Glad to see you back with a Tot School post! :)

  4. I love your coin activity. Do you like the tinker toys? I thought about getting them for my 27 months sons- do you recommend them? Great activities!

  5. Oh, the boots, I love those boots! He looks so cute with his haircut,

  6. You could try this instead of the bottle caps. The only change I would make is to write the letter the other way, so that when he pinches the clothespin, the letter is right side up :-P Good thing I'd only made her name and the word cat before I realized this! Anyway, it's a great pincer grasp workout at the same time.

  7. Love the sticker strips for cutting. Great idea. I also like the coin sorting activity.


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