Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tot School: k is for kitten and kite (32 months)

Tot School
32 months

This week Jonathan and I didn't accomplish as much as I hoped. Saturday night he came down with croup and we took him in to the ER. The rest of the week he wasn't croupy, but still had a rough cold. 

Bible & Character 

We focused on Gideon this week during our Bible time. Jonathan was so cute. He had fun pretending to blow a trumpet and say "for the sword of the LORD and for Gideon!" I'll share a little more on Weds.

We continued also focusing on the character trait of attentiveness. We talked about paying attention vs. being distracted. And we played a fun listening game... more on that on Monday. :)

Books, Nursery Rhymes, and Read Alouds 

The heart of our week is the books we read. This week we read lots of books about kittens and kites. What else is there to do when you're sick besides books and movies?

  • The Color Kittens by Margaret Wise Brown
  • If You See a Kitten by John Butler
  • The Little Kitten by Judy Dunn
  • Three Little Kittens by Paul Galdone
  • Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
  • The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter
  • The Berenstain Bears: We Like Kites by Stan Berenstain
  • Kite Flying by Grace Lin
  • Let's Fly a Kite by Stuart J. Murphy
  • The Kite by Mary Packard
  • Curious George Flies a Kite by Margaret Rey

Gross Motor 

We played with our cardboard blocks and built tunnels:

And we also tried to fly a kite on a windy day, but we don't have pictures of our kite attempts (none were successful!)


We didn't get to do much besides coloring and tracing this week, as Jonathan was sick and wasn't up for being crafty. Here's one craft I wanted to do, in conjunction with the nursery rhyme Three Little Kittens:


We made kites using our beginner pattern blocks. One of our kite books talked about symmetry, so this was a helpful extension:

These are way too easy for him at this point, but he still has fun. He decided to do every one:

So that was our short week this week. Be sure to check out our current giveaways

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andthatsfamily said...

It's amazing how quickly kids master their toys. My little girl is close to the "too easy" stage with her pattern blocks too. They are still a well loved toy though!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

we love those puzzles too and they are way too easy, but she loves doing all of them too! That kitten craft is too cute, sorry he wasn't in to it this week!

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

Love the activities- and I hope your little one feels better! Thank you for sharing this on The Sunday Showcase!

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