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Dinosaur Theme packSeptember 7, 2018

This pack looks at Dinosaurs and it’s the second of my pre-writing packs suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. While this pack is building fine motor skills it’s diverse pages don’t include ‘pen control’ activities. 

Adam was particularly thrilled to see mummy drawing dinosaurs and very eager to begin. Sadly he was ill at the beginning of the week so the momentum was lost but we very much enjoyed the activities once we got there. Once again our green door became covered in our theme. (more…)

Community Theme packAugust 19, 2018

This pack looks at Community and it’s the first of my pre-writing packs suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. While this pack is building fine motor skills it is made from 7 diverse ‘pen control’ free activities. 

Like all packs it’s been test run with my child and we had a blast completing activities over 3 days. Our favourite was clearly the fireman’s hose. I really enjoyed making and leading Adam through this pack and it looks beautiful up in our dining room door where we stick our work. (more…)

Tot-school | Week 25 | Letter ZJuly 14, 2018

This past week’s tot-school
…was lost in life

It’s been many moons since we worked our way through the alphabet and I’ve always felt regret that letter Z didn’t reach the site, this therefore is a post long long overdue and yet with the pack mostly made I dusted it out and added a few extras for those of you still going through the first, or second pass of phonics.

Letter Z is one letter I didn’t particularly cherish teaching. The sound is usually one of the last that children learn and it’s so infrequently used in words that it’s not a particularly helpful knowledge block early on. I honed in on the obvious Zebra as my main feature but I managed to find a few other words to supplement it.

The pack I’ve made is available for download at the end of the post.

This weeks read more questions:

From this we moved to themes as we had a second child in the morning who spoke a different language. slowly the practice of totschool became less frequent.

I write this as Adam is now three and three quarters and has just started with two or 3 letter words. Decoding is a skill he showed little interest in and so we just concentrated on letter and other preschool skills.

Yes, I plan on making a lot more resources and while those plans are still fluid I’d like them to be able to supplement and build on what is here.

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