Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tot Time Activites

We had more fun this week with some of our new activities!

This week, Josh has really enjoyed these little Lap Books that I found over at 1+1+1=1.  He played with both the Nemo book I created last week as well as the Thomas book that I put together on Monday.  He saw me putting it together and kept saying "Choo, Choo! Choo Choo!"
In the picture above he is playing with the shape cards.

He also really enjoyed looking at the pictures of all of the trains from Thomas.  These books entertained him for well over an hour and led to other play.  While playing with the shape cards, he got up, went to his room and brought back his bin of puzzles and played with those.  Than he came back to the book and looked at the pictures - from there he went and got the bin with his train set in it and started playing with the Thomas trains.  All great learning tools!!
Another great learning tool that we use is the book Little Visits with God.  Each night, after bath time, Darryl reads one story to Josh (Nate is usually already in bed).  Josh loves the story - his favorite part is when Darryl says "Lets Pray".  He folds his hands and talks right along with his dad and than says "and amen"! LOL  Sometimes Josh will pull this book off the table during the day and bring it to me to read more stories.  One day I saw him looking through it - he would turn a page, say some words and then I'd hear "and amen", he'd turn the page and do the same thing over again.  If that isn't teaching by example, I don't know what is!! 

I also wanted to share another great Packet of information for you!  Oopsey-Daisy has put together one of her wonderful Mommy School Packs again :-)  There are tons of great ideas in this pack so check it out and make sure to leave her a comment if you use it!!
Another site that has some cute St Patricks Day activities is 2 Teaching Mommies.  I few I had already planned but I might throw in the M & M rainbow, doing the chocolate coin hunt and, of course, doing an Irish Jig!!

Enjoy another week of fun with your kids :-)

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