Monday, November 28, 2011

Tot School: 15.5 Months

Tot School

~15.5 Months~

This week, in tot school, we worked quite a bit with our magnet board and a set of picture/object magnets.

We have been exploring and talking about the shape of a circle as well this week. You can see some circle objects peeking out behind her arm in this picture. The Stink Bug gets a kick out of digging through the entire container and pulling out the objects that are circles. Some times she will stick them on the board, other times she will stack them all in one hand and walk around the room with them, putting them in interesting places.

We have also been working with some picture/word flash cards. These cards have a picture on one side, and the word on the other. We mostly have been working with her identifying the picture, and signing or saying what it is. I will also show her the word but, I do not expect her to recognize the words.

This week we brought out a fun preschool game to play with; although, we have been making up our own toddler games with it. The game is made up of various farm animals, which can be separated into half's, and haystacks to hide them under.

Here is a close up of what they look like. We have had lots of fun, opening and closing the halves, and putting them in the container, one in each haystack. We also play "the nut shell game" where I ask the Stink Bug to figure out which haystack the animal is hiding under. Lots of fun to watch her "try" to follow the moving haystack. We are definitely working on some object permanence and tracking skills with that game!


  1. I'm so excited I found your blog! I have an almost 11 month old and will be starting Tot School with her after her birthday. I read all of your Tot School posts and got some great ideas. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm still a little overwhelmed with all of the Tot School information, but your posts really helped. I'll be back often :)


  2. Amy,

    I am so glad that you enjoy my posts! That makes my heart sing to hear! I understand that starting out seems overwhelming but the great news is that as your little one grows, so will you! Just take it one step at a time! If you ever have any questions or need any advice, feel free to ask!



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