The return of Tot School-with a twist.

Last summer I did Tot School with Tucker. He loved it. When the school year started for me in August, it took a backseat to life. I hate that I didn’t continue it through the school year, but raising three young kids, working full time, and taking care of a home is a lot of work in itself.

Then Tucker started Parents Day Out and I didn’t feel so bad about not doing educational activities with him daily. Now don’t get me wrong. We still do lots. We read every day. We play lots of games. We use toys that work on motor skills. We color. We talk, a lot, about a lot of different things.

But sometimes it’s just not the same as these planned activities I once did.

So…Tot School is back. & this summer Lilah & Lexie are getting in on the action. Tot School will actually be dedicated more to them this summer and Tucker will do a mixture of Tot School and a mixture of Preschool. With him I plan to focus a lot more on letters and numbers. With the girls it will be more of what he and I did last year…colors, sorting, fine motor skills.

It will be interesting to see how teaching to two different academic levels will go, especially with balancing doing an activity with the girls together (they aren’t always the best at sharing…but I’m hopeful this might help!) with what activity I plan to do with Tucker.

I spent naptime today planning this week. We are going to start with the letter Mm and focus on monsters with a touch of monkeys, mice, and mountains. Check back next week for a full review of Week 1: Letter Mm as I link up again with Carisa at 1+1+1=1.

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3 Responses to The return of Tot School-with a twist.

  1. i’d love to see what you do! my 2 yr old isn’t interested in sitting for longer than 2 minutes so i’ve been trying to bring out my ol’ teaching skills (i used to teach elementary ed) but teaching 2nd graders is VERY different than a 2 yr old! anyway – i’d love some ideas 🙂

  2. Kimberly says:

    This is such a cute idea! Now that my little ones will sit for a brief moment, I’m trying to bring out my old teaching skills. I’m curious to see your ideas now!

    • I’ll be linking up my first Tot School post for this summer this Sunday but if you check my archives you can search the Tot School tag & find posts from last year. The 1+1+1=1 blog I referenced is great for resources as well! She does amazing stuff with her little ones!

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