Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Toddler Tuesdays: Part 3
Welcome back. This week we are keeping things pretty low key schooling and in general. With Christmas this week, I don't want to over stimulate my son. Panda has an advent calender that for lack of a better word we filled with "objects of wonder". He was allowed to play with each object for only one day (some only while supervised because of choking hazards), so I thought it would be fun to revisit them this week for his pre-pre-school (I need a better name than that). I filled his stocking up with these objects (and his winter animals) for him to pull out and explore again. We only use our stockings for Saint Nicholas day, so it was also nice for him to get to play with his stocking again.
We brush a stuffed animal's hair while talking about self care.
This could be easily recreated with felt, wrapping paper, floor tiles.. But basically all we are doing here is putting animals on top of the snowflakes on this blanket. It''s a good activity for toddlers teaching placement., a very rudimentary form of learning to follow directions, and doing repetitive actions.
Our sensory tray this week is a low tray filled with water , winter animals, and ice cubes. Panda really likes this tray. The ice cubes are cold, slippery, and slide around when he tries to stack them and the water makes for a splashy good time.
That's it for this week. I would love to hear what you are doing with your toddlers or have done in the past. Please leave a link in the comments below,
and Shine On!