Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tot School: Colors

I am not sure that you'll ever be able to take the "teacher" out of me.  Ever since I can remember, I have played school, loved pens, books, paper, and this back to school time of year. I used to make my little sisters play schools with me, which I think my mom loved for many reasons.  Now that I have my own kids, I am super excited to instill the love of learning in them.

Brooke is a little over 2.5 years old and I was on the fence about whether or not to send her off to "pre-school" but after discussing with Joe, we decided to hold off another year.  She will have to be 5 1/2 to even start Kindergarten, so she has plenty of time.  I was searching around online, instagram etc. and I stumbled upon "Tot School" on insta.  She has come up with 52 weeks of themes etc. for toddlers!  Now, I am not sure I will do every week nor will I follow each and every theme, but it was a perfect place to start!

She begins 8/31 and there is plenty of time to get situated.  Check out her blog here: Let's Tot School

I hit up the dollar section in Target and found a few silly songs on you tube.  I also just grabbed a bin and went around the house collecting toys, books and anything to put into this category.  She knows her colors fairly well, but I thought it'd be a good way to start "School".  She even picked out an Olaf Frozen binder that she was really excited about. I figured we'll keep some paper in there and try to use it as we go.

Color Songs/videos:

The hardest part for me is that there is SO much out there and I was having trouble deciding where to start.  I also have trouble simplifying "School" since I taught 7th grade and above, English.  This is waaaay different and at 2, it's more about hands on playing and learning at the same time.  I think it's kind of cool that Bradley will be exposed to everything as well.  He loves colorful things and he's always with us, so win/win!  I will try to modify some things so he can do some sensory things too, but as we know at 7 months, EVERYTHING goes in the mouth.

I also found this Minnie Domino game she loves and a floor puzzle.

Are you doing anything "school related" with your toddlers?


  1. I need to get on it! 8/31 is around the corner!

  2. Aw thanks for this and I'm excited to have you guys doing it with us!


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