This week we focused on the letter B. Henry was on a nap strike all week so we spent less time at tot school then I would have liked, but we managed to have fun.
The first tray was a baby face matching game I made for him using his baby pictures. Henry loves matching games and babies so I thought it would be a perfect tray for him. So, of course...Henry wasn't super into it. He played it a few times but nothing like I thought he would.
The second tray was letter B Popsicle stick puzzles I made. I knew this would be a challenge for Henry so I didn't expect much out of it. But the goal was obviously for him to make the letters. On the back of sticks, I made the puzzles self-correcting by numbering them in the correct order in a different color for each puzzle. Henry tried to play with this but was more interested in sticking the sticks into his mouth. He also liked counting the numbers but was never super interested in making the B's.
The third tray was two small glass pitchers and some buttons. The goal was for Hen to practice pouring the buttons between the two pitchers. Henry loved this tray. He spent most of his time each day playing with it. He tried pouring, sorted buttons into shapes, sizes, and colors, put the buttons in one by one. He could have sat all day playing with it. I didn't expect that at all.
And, for those of you wondering about giving toddlers glass -- Henry did great with the pitchers. He seemed to understand that they were breakable and he was very careful with them.
Finally, we had a letter B sensory bin. This was also a big hit this week. It had a large foam B, some flashcards, butterflies, a ball, buses, boats, and some other "b" objects. Henry loved the variety.
Other things we did this week included:
Food Fun: Making Banana Bread. Blueberries shaped like a "b" at breakfast.
Dot Painted a Letter B: Henry loved this last week. But wouldn't do it at all this week.
Dry Erase B's: Henry really enjoyed this.
Baby Bath: One morning I took out our old baby bath tub, put Henry in a swim diaper and let him give a baby doll a bubble bath in our kitchen. He had so much fun. I think he spent over an hour just washing that doll and playing in the tub!