Sunday, January 29, 2012

Tot School: Mom is a Frog

Emory is 29.5 months old.

co-op and no-nap issues
We had co-op Monday, and this was the first time Emory attended.  (He was carsick the day of the first meeting, so he napped it off at the babysitter's house.)  I am blessed that Emory still takes 2-3 hour naps, but co-op falls exactly during that nap time window.  He's still in the nursery, so he can't really disrupt a class, and she said he did fine when I left, but I knew not taking a nap would issue.  He fell asleep in the car, but taking a full nap in the afternoon would ruin bedtime, so I created a monster by waking him early.  Needless to say, his sleep schedule was completely disrupted this week, and so was our daily routine.

Magnet Pictures
I bought some of these at the Dollar Tree again, since the Christmas ones were such a big hit.   Emory loves talking about the animals and mixing and matching body parts.  Apparently that frog is ME.  I wonder if daddy is the monkey or the dog...?

The boys love wooden blocks, Lincoln Logs, mega blocks...anything that builds and connects.  This is a Handy Manny construction set.  It's great for creative play and fine motor skills!  Emory is trying to see how many construction workers he can fit into the truck.

We did a little crayon painting with our griddle as part of big brother's art lesson I Spy Colors:  Crayon Melting but Emory wasn't really interested in mixing any colors.  I see a hurricane!

Emory specifically requested dinosaur puzzles one night...this is all I could find for him...

Diego is riding a dinosaur...

He also worked his number puzzle one afternoon.

He still loves his tozzle app.

Fine Motor Skills
Emory saw a jar of pompoms and begged for them, so I gave him some pompoms and tongs so he could sit at the table with me while I worked.

Catching a runaway!

Valentine's Sensory Tub
I introduced the Valentine's Sensory Tub and he really enjoyed it...

Transferring erasers was his favorite part.

Stories with Daddy

Favorite Books this Week
He loves making the sound effects "Kerplink, kerplank, kerplunk" to Blueberries for Sal!

Tot School

Also linked up at Teeny Tot School at Confessions of a Homeschooler


  1. I bought one of those valentine magnets for the fridge too. I let Liam choose which one we'd get.

    Looks like a fun week!

    1. If I'd had the boys, I would have just let them each pick one, but I was alone so I couldn't make up my mind and picked out three! ;-)

  2. It is so hard when nap time gets pushed around. We struggle with that too: being able to plan fun things for the older kids, but still squeeze in the nap for the baby. Looks like you had a fun week though!

  3. Love the seasonal/Valentine twist on the fine motor and sensory activities!