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Teaching from a young age

To expand experience and widen exposure.

We started out totschool journey shortly before Adam’s 2nd birthday and we’ve continued with the process into preschool. It’s a beautiful way to  expose him to concepts, not to push early literacy or formal education early. It has always been an option not a necessity for us as a family..

Tot-school | Week 19 | Letter T

This past week’s tot-school… …was short and sweet This is a lovely part of the alphabet to be traversing, and we really enjoyed the letter T even if we only managed 3 days. The less structured ideas really shone through this week, pretending to pour...

Tot-school | Week 18 | Letter S

This past week’s tot-school… …was s s s something. I found the letter S overwhelming, there were just so many things we could link to. On Monday, I had just finished the weeks paperwork when the computer crashed… stupidly I’d forgotten to...

Tot-school | Week 17 | Letter R

This past week’s tot-school… …was rather enjoyable. I’ll admit it, I was looking forward to the letter R appearing, rockets and robots and rainbows are all such beautiful and bold things to work with. I must have mentally checked off 20 odd...

Tot-school | Week 16 | Letter P

This past week’s tot-school… …was perfectly crafty. February rolled in with snow still one the ground, it was -6 outside on Sunday and it felt cooler, I write this the following Sunday in the balm of +12. The sudden shift combined with a few other...

Tot-school | Week 15 | Letter O

This past week’s tot-school… …was our refuge. December and January are riddled with events for us, plans are only good until the next event approaches and messes everything up. This week ended in Slava, a Serbian Orthodox tradition that’s...

Tot-school | Week 14 | Letter N

This past week’s tot-school… …was our normality. Embarking on the second half of the alphabet Tot-school has become quite a part of the life of the house. Adam’s desire to learn more and more is evident in his choice of video material and in...

Tot-school | Week 13 | Letter M

This week’s tot-school… …was stir crazy! For much of the week temperatures outside regularly dropped into the double figures and our poor little guy had to do with being cooped up all day, sometimes only exploring one room at a time as the doors...

Tot-school | Week 12 | Letter L

This week’s tot-school… …was back in action! Though it was still the Christmas season, which for us is sandwiched between 2 Christmas days’ (the second Orthodox) and New year had barely finished ringing us in, I was eager to get back into our...

Tot-school | Week 11 | Letter K

This week’s tot-school… …was hopping! There is something heartrendingly adorable about the way Adam says “Kangaroo-u” and we heard that a lot this week. It was a really popular theme and let us do a nice range of activities, coupled with...

Tot-school | Week 10 | Letter J

This week’s tot-school… …was Joyful! Oh if i could repeat this week I would do so willingly, it was fabulous. This week routine returned to the household and totschool thrived. The key concepts of juice and jumper were readily accepted and explored,...

Between preschool and flashcards…

We visited friends the other week and saw their flashcard book. They were involved flashcards, by which I mean they posed questions about position, size, order and other relative concepts as well as absolutes like colours. Another parent learnt I was doing tot-school...

Tot-school | Week 9 | Letter I

This week’s tot-school… …was handicapped! Many alphabetical letters have too many basic words to choose from, not so with the letter I. It’s a tough week to find resources for and very hard to find things that a toddler will recognise that use...