Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tot School Letters "U", "V", and "W"

Tot School
Letters U,V, and W
35 months

Our Tot School activites have been slowing down now the weather is nice out.  We do a lot of playing outside with friends instead, which I think is very important.  Here are some activities we have done recently.

Little Sweets read her alphabet book.

Little Sweets put the umbrellas in order from largest to smallest.  I got the printable from COHS.

Little Sweets put her umbrellas in numerical order.  You can print this out from here.

Little Sweets extended the pattern.

Little Sweets circled the matching letter.  I got this printable from COHS.

Little Sweets matched the picture with the correct letter.  You can print out picture cards from here.

Little Sweets used her fingerprint to make seeds on her watermelon. 

Tiny Tot School
 Peanut is learning to grab everything and is putting it in her mouth.  Here she is with Little Sweets sippy cup.  ( I poured the water out.)

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Review of the book "Daddy Dates" by Greg Wright

I recently received the book Daddy Dates courtesy of booksneeze.com. In this book, the author, Greg Wright shares his experiences raising four daughters. He explains how he built and fostered his relationships with his daughters by taking them on dates. Throughout the book Wright describes how he gets to know his daughters better. He includes a personality quiz and describes fifteen dates a father can take his daughter on.

Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. The book was entertaining and I really liked how the author gave practical advice on how to talk with daughters.  The author recognizes the impact a father can have on his daughter and the importance of building lasting relationships with daughters. This book is a great starting point for fathers who want to build a relationship with their daughter.

My husband also read this book. He enjoyed some of the content found in the book, but felt the author could have shared the same information in a shorter book. He also thought a lot of the information found in the book is common sense, but agrees that it may be helpful for some fathers.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. For more information about this program please go here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tot School Letters "S" and "T"

Tot School- Letters "S" and "T"

34 Months

Sticker Shapes
I printed out the shape of a triangle.  Little Sweets put stickers on the lines.

Stamp Cards
I made cards with circles on them.  Little Sweets stamped inside the circles.

Then she counted the stamps.

She turned the card over to check the number and then traced the number.

Stamp Patterns

I got out my fun scrap booking scissors and helped Little Sweets cut paper. 

T is for Tracing
I made these tracing cards for Little Sweets.  They are laminated so she can reuse them.  We are really working on her fine motor skills and learning how to hold a writing utensil correctly. 

Teddy Bear-Positional Words
We used Little Sweets teddy bear during a lesson about positional words.  I didn't post all the pictures here are 2 examples. 


On top

Letter Bag
Little Sweets and I found toys that start with the letters "S" or "T".  Then she told daddy what each toy was and what letter it starts with.

Preschool Bag Activity- Blog Hop

Matching Game- I made this game from border I bought from the dollar tree.  To learn more about this activity or to join my blog hop please go here.  I'm hoping to meet more mommies who've come up with preschool activities that can fit in ziploc bag. 

Tiny Tot
This is Little Peanut I was going to use the nickname cutie pie, but I call her peanut more often.  She will be 4 months old next week.  She just started holding things with her hands.  She is growing up so quickly.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Preschool Bag Blog Hop Week 2

Preschool Bag Activity Blog Hop
Do you have an idea for an activity that a preschooler can do on their own or with some assistance by a parent, that is cheap, fun, and can fit in a Ziploc bag?  If you do, please link up. 

This activity is super easy to make.  I bought border at the dollar tree and cut one piece up.  The object of the game is to match the cut up pieces to a piece that is not cut up.  This border was little more difficult because Little Sweets had to pay close attention to details, specifically the size of the hearts.

Homemade Tracing Cards
I saw tracing cards at the store and decided it would be fun and cheaper to make my own.  I used Microsoft word to make the letters.  I printed out the cards and laminated them.  Little Sweets used a dry erase marker to trace the cards.  (You can now purchase washable, scent free, dry erase markers at wal-mart.)  These are great because they are reusable.  You may want to work with your child when you first introduce the activity.  I still have to help my little one hold the marker correctly. 

Please make sure you link back if you link up to this blog hop.  Thank You.  I can't wait to see all the great ideas.