Early math doesn’t have to be boring here are some simple ideas for some fun math for kids featured from last weeks Tuesday Tots.
First off is these fun counting hands from J Daniel 4′s Mom – what a fantastic idea and great for those number bonds as well.
Get crafty and create your own DIY Geoboard perfect for working with your tots on shape recognition from Crayon Box Chronicles with the added bonus of some fine motor activities as well.
Another simple DIY math resource for you to make this simple Sorting Shapes Busy Bag from over on
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From learning letter sounds to blending them into words and reading is an exciting phase and one that we’re loving at home at the moment. J started school back in September and has started to bring back his first books with words to read in so I put together a very simple reading aid to help him sound out individual letter sounds and words as he reads instead of using his fingers (he was covering letters and words with his finger so not good for helping him get the hang of it).
Now I saw this a couple of
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On this weeks Tuesday Tots I’m featuring 6 activities for tots to learn letters and words. We’re just at this stage with J and he’s loving the phonics, and sight words so sharing activities that showcase different ideas that are easy to do at home fits right in with what we are doing at home and he is doing at school.
First off My Nearest and Dearest shares an alphabet construction activity to help with letter recognition.
If you are looking for some resources to help with letters then Playdough to Plato has a fabulous pack that you can
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It’s fun to incorporate a craft and a game together and as this months Virtual Book Club for Kids we’ve combined the two to create a telescope and a fun and simple I Spy game for toddlers and preschoolers to play perfect for some Rainy Day Fun.
At the moment I am working with T at home on colours as everything this week is Yellow – last week it was Green and from some simple games we have been playing it’s obvious that colours is something that she hasn’t grasped so as well as bringing the book “Shark in
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You know we love a good party – well connect it with a book or 2 and it makes a summers day extra fun. So we threw a Picture Book Party with some Romping Monsters, Stomping Monsters fun.
With glorious sunshine – J and T invited over their friends for some Monster Fun, a cake was made and we set out stomping and romping around the garden in a Monster Way.
Of course our little monsters had to be bear foot – because all good monsters don’t wear shoes of course and in the muddiest part of the garden
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Before children start to write they need to develop their fine motor skills and this can be done with some fun activities for your little tots. This week on Tuesday Tots I’m featuring 4 fun activities for Tots to develop Fine Motor Skills.
First off over on Mama OT there is some fun with Pom Poms and some items from the junk modelling box. So quick and easy to set up and perfect for the younger tots to enjoy and play with (easily transportable as well).
Although the pincer grip is important the fine motor control is needed through
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This week marks the last of the 2012 – 2013 Virtual Book Club for Kids Authors and it’s Donald Crews it’s another new to me author and we had a lot of fun looking at the titles on Amazon and decided which ones followed the interests of J and T – there were so many to choose from and with our love of water one stood out to us – Harbor (although the unconventional spelling for us in the UK!) – it meant that we could also explore some science fun at home out in the sun shine with some
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As a former Marine Biologist one of the things that I love introducing J and T to at home is science – whether it’s setting up our simple nature table or doing some simple science experiments it’s fun for me and them. This week on Tuesday Tots I’m featuring some Fun Science for Tots ideas that we linked up last week.
With 13 ideas there are loads to explore from weather to water to magnetism
First off is J Daniel 4′s Mom with some Science Experiments keeping balls afloat – we’re investigating floating and sinking at the moment (lots
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One of the areas that I am working on with T (almost 2 and a half) is colours so this week I was really pleased to see some wonderful fun ideas for learning colours.
First off some colour sorting from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails in the water table – what a great way to keep cool as well.
From Fun Toddler Activities it’s another way to explore colour and keep cool with some colored scented shaving cream.
This is one of our favourites – Coloured water fun from There’s Just One Mummy – although when we do it
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