Intro to Tot-School with 12 Months of Themes

Toddler activities have been abounding lately, if you haven’t noticed! We started this little series with some ideas for Tot School and an introduction to a fabulous new ebook! Today I am super excited to have the author of that book here to share more about Tot-school! You are in for a pretty awesome treat and 12 months of tot-school themes.

12 months of unique tot school themes

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TAKE IT AWAY, Kara… SHARE YOUR AWESOME INTRO TO TOT-SCHOOL

First, what is “tot-school”? Is it formal education? Is it in a class setting or at home? Is it all day or just bits and pieces through the day?

Well… there is no right answer other than a tot-school is a means of engaging and teaching a toddler while exposing them to a unique and diverse world. So while learning numbers and their ABCs is certainly and aspect of this and essential to their education, it’s also about allowing them to explore the special, the unique, and the exciting.

Tot-school is helping a child develop context to their world and enjoy learning rather than it be mundane and uninspiring.

So how do we personally tot-school?

Currently we are working through weekly themes that we started at the beginning of the calendar year and we do a little bit every day. This can be five minutes here and there or it can mean going on a big “field trip”. In the end, we are exploring basic concepts and putting them in real-world context.

As an educator, I developed our weekly theme list so that it had a flow to it and so that we could continue to revisit old concepts to reinforce learning. As the new calendar year approaches and my daughter is getting older, we are going to be moving into monthly themes so we can dig deeper and she can get a more comprehensive grasp of the topics we cover.

To find our weekly themes, download a free theme chart and even a free planning calender, and to see what themes we have completed thus far check out the Weekly Learning Theme landing page. AND if you are wanting to get started or enhance what you are already doing, be sure to look into my eBook with 19 other contributors all giving ideas, insights, and lessons in how Every Parent Can Teach their Toddler.

12 Months of Unit Themes for Tot-School

Tot School Themes

Measurements | ALLterNATIVElearning
Bridges | The Stay at Home Educator
Robots | Fun-a-Day

Tot School Ideas

Health | Super Mommy Club
Magnetism
| ALLterNATIVElearning
Underground Animals | Fantastic Fun and Learning

Toddler Activities

Camping | Fun-a-Day
Stars | Golden Reflections Blog
Bugs | Toddler Approved

Toddler Learning

Seeds & Plants | ALLterNATIVElearning
Harvest | The Educators’ Spin On It
Arctic Animals | Gift of Curiosity

Even More Toddler Learning Ideas

10 2 Minute Activities for Toddlers  15 Super Fun, Taste Safe Sensory Activities for Toddlers  20-Must-Try-Toddler-Activities-204x300

 


Playing and learning with your toddler doesn’t have to be hard. It can be fun and memorable for both you and your toddler. One way to do that is with this new e-book, Every Parent Can Teach their Toddler! It is all about learning through play, encouraging independence, and providing a great environment for your toddler to naturally learn and thrive. The book is written by a team of teachers, former teacher, therapists, parents and more. It’s a resource you don’t want to miss!

Tot School Ebook

Be sure to get your copy of the book! It is 135 pages full of activities, planning guides, home set-up ideas, printables and more. It is such a fabulous resource for anyone with children that are (or are almost) 10-36 months to help do simple tot-school activities and guide them through their child’s life overall until they reach preschool/homeschool preschool.

What are your favorite ways to play and learn with your toddler? I am excited to hear your thoughts. I can’t wait to see! Connect with me on FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestInstagram or subscribe by email so you don’t miss our next adventure.

 

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4 thoughts on “Intro to Tot-School with 12 Months of Themes”

  1. Jola

    Great learning ideas! I did tot school with my oldest when the 1+1+1=1 blog did a weekly link-up (I think she still does, although her own children have out grown it) I’m now hoping to start it up again with my youngest. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      You are welcome! So glad you like these ideas!

  2. Love how you rounded up a whole year of Tot School themes in one place – and thank you so much for including mine!

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