Tot School: D is for Dud
Henry is almost 23 months old
Not sure why, but Henry's week at tot school was really a dud. He just wasn't very interested in participating in anything. He even flat out refused to down to our classroom a couple times. Henry started the week being able to say the letter and identifying the capital D. At the end of the week, Henry is still struggling to identify the lowercase d, often confusing it with a b.
On the first tray were our homemade Montessori color tablets and some sheets identifying each color. Henry could then match the colors to the cards. We worked on not only matching colors but also noticing that the colors had "an order" and were different from one another. This kept Henry's attention for a bit, but he was never super into it. He had a hard time with the difference in color but recognized each of their categories.
The second tray was a group of "D word" puzzles I made. I made small cards and cut them into two. Henry only even looked at this if I prompted him. Even then he would quickly match them and move on.
The third tray was another I thought Henry would really like. I put a bunch of his bath time ducks into a bin and taped a different letter D onto the bottom of it. Then when he picked up the duck he could match it with a D on a second sheet. Henry almost never touched this and when he did all he wanted was to chew on the ducks. Bummer.
We had a Letter D sensory bin which was Henry's favorite activity this week. He really enjoyed a duck and dog wooden memory game I put in and spent a lot of time playing with it. Makes me realize he might be ready for more trays that test his memory.
Other things we did included:
I really don't like these types of weeks at tot school. I hate when it is such a struggle, but I guess the best we can hope is that next week is better.
How was everyone else's week at tot school? What do you do when your toddler has an off week?