Now that my little munchkin is 2, we’ve decided to start some fun and engaging Tot School activities!
What is Tot School?
Think of it as pre-preschool. It’s a focus on FUN while introducing early learning skills. It’s play-based and works on developing fine motor skills through sensory activities, exploration bins, and builds on a kid’s natural curiosity.
We’re just getting started, but Hudson is loving it!
Thanks for joining me on this Adventure in Tot School – I’ll be posting regularly about our activities. I hope you find the ideas helpful.
Adventures in Tot School #1:
Fine-Motor Skills with Foam Blocks
- Toddler tweezers
- multi-colored foam blocks
I got both of these items at the Dollar Tree in the education aisle. Even though I’m out of the classroom I have to stop by the teacher section and hunt for treasures every time I go! Any other Dollar Tree fanatics out there?
Hudson loved playing with these little foam blocks!
We practiced moving them from a container to a small muffin tin (also from the dollar store)
The tweezers took some practice, but he had fun trying to manipulate them.
Then we practiced identifying and sorting by color:
Then I let him just play with the blocks. Hudson had a blast moving the blocks from one container to the other:
We then dumped them out all over the floor and picked them up, again and again!
Our first day of Tot School was a success! It was fun, engaging, and provided this brand new 2-year-old with some valuable practice identifying colors and developing his fine motor skills.
Stay tuned for more of our Adventures in Tot School!
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