Tuesday, May 24, 2011

tot school ~ 5.24.2011

Since Lucas has stopped taking his afternoon naps it has been really difficult to find time to get online! Let alone upload hundreds of pictures and write a whole post!! Oh well.. Better late then never : )  Here is a look at our past week.

Tot School

Learning through art and crafting
IMG_9268Lucas did painting/printing with some left over bubble paper packaging. I have seen this on several different blogs, it is also an activity that I  had bookmarked from our First Art book.
IMG_9285Lucas has been really interested in using scissors over the past two weeks.  He has been helping himself to the scissors and paper and he has gotten really good at using them. This week I will be setting up some more structured scissor activities for him.
IMG_9939We used our new paint rollers to create some BIG messy art!
IMG_9878 We also participated in stART this week @ A Mommy’s Adventures. We made the crab from the book My Heart is Like a Zoo.

IMG_9802Lucas has really enjoyed the new materials in our sensory table for playing, and also some large scale sorting.

Learning through creative play
IMG_9654Lucas is really into role playing right now. In the picture above we used our waffle blocks to build a house and then he set up the table with the mommy, the daddy, the big brother and the baby.
IMG_9771Here is look at Lucas during play. I helped Lucas to set up his blocks and then he arranged the trees, street lights & signs, and people around the town. Then he drove his vehicles around to the different locations. He pretended one of the blocks was toys r us – his favourite store : )
IMG_9852Lucas has always loved our marble run but now that he can independently set up a track, he plays with it nonstop!

IMG_9986 Another very popular toy this week was our train table. For the past 2 months the tracks had been packed away, once they were set up again there was lots of renewed interest!

Other Fun Stuff

From May to October we spend the majority of our weekends at our trailer up north, this past weekend was our first time up there this year.  While we are there we spent 90% of our time outside playing  so Lucas had a blast– except for at night when he cried to go home : (

In the picture above the trailer that you see across the road, belongs to my in-laws.
On the roof of their shed a robin made a nest and had some babies
IMG_0065 aren’t they beautiful? Lucas wasn’t really interested in them… but I think I took nearly 100 photos of them!

That’s it for this week! Visit 1plus1plus1equals1 to see what other tots are learning.

1 comment:

  1. What a great week. The robin's nest is so cute


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