Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tot school

Tot School

R spotted this set of Guidecraft individual puzzles (I'm not sure what they are called because I was unable to find them online) at a local consignment shop and they have been well worth the $2.00 we spent on them. She has spent a lot of time matching the pieces, lining them up, and sorting the colors. R loves pop beads and they are great for fine motor skill work.

We were lucky to have some warm weather this week and R played in the water table. She spent a lot of time pouring water from one container to another and then watering the trees in our yard.

R also poured, scooped, spooned, and transferred beans a few times this week.

We also enjoyed reading Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson and making springtime pictures. In case you can't tell, this is a few trees and the beautiful pink and white blossoms that are falling from the trees. I'm sure you knew that though.

We have also been talking about traffic safety all week. I don't have any photos but we talked about and role played how to cross the street, riding safely in a car, and why we have traffic signs and lights. I plan on borrowing some books on the subject from the library to continue our discussion/learning so let me know if you have any recommendations!
See you next week.


Gidget Girl Reading said...

I love that sand/water table I would love to get one for my LO but the dog would eat it (the table and sand :)

Looks like a great week the wood puzzle matching game looks like fun I've been wanting to get one.

Mozer said...

Those pop beads look cool. I'll have to keep an eye out for a puzzle like yours.

Goat Gal said...

I love finding "cheap" school supplies! What fun!

Ticia said...

The "cheap" school supplies will be the death of me.... I love them so much, they're great fun to get.

Unknown said...

We have the pop beads too, but Miss O finds them a bit frusterating--I'm hoping she will like them more soon here. We also have the Guidecraft puzzle. If you have the bag it came in, you can put the pieces in there, and they reach in and feel for the correct shape, or guess what shape they have grabbed without looking. We picked ours up on craigslist--it's a fun toy!

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