Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tot School- b is for balloon and bat

Tot School
Jonathan is 26 Months

We got off to a great start this week, but got sidelined by RSV. Grace had RSV last week and Jonathan came down with it Tuesday night. So most of our week was spent on the couch watching lots of Leapfrog movies (Jonathan's current favorite). 

But, here's a summary of what we did at the start of the week: we talked about balloons and bats! 


We continued to review the verse from Songs for Saplings. 


Here are a few of Jonathan's favorite reads from the last week (click on the link to read our review)

Too Many Balloons by Catherine Matthias
Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Bat Jamboree by Kathi Appelt

Motor Skills 

We played with balloons, pushing them in baskets:

and playing basketball:


We did lots of art this week. We painted with balloons:

and did some work with glue. We glued shapes on a picture of a balloon:

and made a bat:


Several of the books we read this week focused on counting 1-10. So as we read the books, we practiced counting. I also made a little game for him by printing out pictures balloons in different colors. The balloons corresponded with the book Too Many Balloons. I don't have any pictures, but he had fun laying out the balloons. 

One of the art projects we did involved shapes and Jonathan did a great job naming and matching the shapes! 

Jonathan enjoyed watching Leapfrog Ocean's Ahoy, Math to the Moon, and Math Circus while he's been sick. 

Practical Life 

We worked on dry pouring this week. We used black beans:

It quickly turned into a sensory exercise! 


Jonathan's throat was sore at the end of the week due to our bought of RSV, so I made him Blueberry Banana Smoothies. I really enjoyed them-  but my picky eater wouldn't even try them. (sigh.) What kid doesn't like smoothies? 

So, Jonathan came down on Tuesday night with a severe case of croup that sent him & daddy to the ER. The diagnosis was RSV (Grace had RSV towards the end of last week). Thankfully, he started to gain his appetite back today, so hopefully we're on our way to recovery. So next week we'll hopefully finish our "b" activities with balls and boats! Then we'll finally be on to c! 

How our week finished up

Question for other Parents: what toddler-friendly movies would you recommend? Jonathan's been wanting to watch his Leapfrog movies over and over again. Are there other movies you would suggest? What about feature length movies? Are there some that would be appropriate for a two year old? I'd love to have some ideas to vary things up a bit next time. 

I'm linking up to:

Tot School @ 1+1+1=1
What My Child is Reading @ Mouse Learns, Mouse Grows


Jackie H. said...

We love stellaluna and anything by Kathi Appelt!! Glad to find your blog. I have a 1 year old and a 2 year old so I'm always glad to connect with someone who has little ones.
We like to watch Little Einsteins. They feature a classical music piece and a work of art in each episode. We've had A LOT of "sick days" too this winter. Hope your little one gets well soon.
Stopping by from What my Child is Reading

The Princess and the Tot said...

So sorry you had to deal with RSV! Praying they are both well now. You still had a fun week!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Sorry that the little ones have been sick. We also enjoyed Stellaluna story, but I am amazed that your son is able to sit through longer stories. Thank you for joining WMCIR!

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