Tot School

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Summer is 13.5 months old.

Lately, it has been a challenge to catch Summer during our playtime.  She's constantly on the go and rarely stays in one spot for very long...a typical toddler.

Summer loves making noise..banging, crashing, anything loud!  I gave her my mixing bowl with a few kitchen utensils (spatula, whisk, measuring cups, measuring spoons, wooden spoons) and she really enjoyed herself.  Abby threw in some pieces from her clock toy so they could make "soup" together.  That was a big hit!


TS- Stirring 
 
 
Abby grabbed a few more items, for even more noise.

 
We also worked on trying to get the various pieces to slide down the wooden rod. I gave her 5 pieces and we worked on this daily. At first, she banged the shape on the rod. But after a few attempts (the larger pieces were easier for her) she was able to make the piece fit and slide down the rod.

 
 
Her favorite activity this week...the ping pong balls. She played with this for several minutes each day and loved getting each ball in the hole!

 
We were also given the chance to review a new toy from VTech, Cora the Smart Cub. Both my girls have played with the cub daily. You can read my full review and enter to win your very own here.

Summer and Cora



8 comments:

  1. I love the serious concentration on her face! Its so great to see little toddlers learning.

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    1. I do enjoy seeing the focus she puts into her activities. It's such a blessing to be a part of her learning journey.

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  2. Looks like lots of fun! I may have to find some games to play with ping pong balls. I think my LO would love it!

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    1. I just recently started using ping pong balls. I found this set at the Dollar Tree and it's a favorite with both girls.

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  3. Why is it so hard to get pictures of toddlers? Don't they understand we have blogs that need good pictures? :) Hehehe. I love these ideas, especially that ping pong one. I have done similar activities with pompoms and popsicle sticks, but never ping pongs. I'll have to try them out!

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    1. I know, right! :-) The ping pong balls are really a great tool to have.

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  4. The noisier the better is always a hit. Summer seems to enjoy tasks that require skill. What a great way to learn.
    I love the little Cora the Smart Cub from VTech. That is a fantastic opportunity.

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    1. She loves being noisy and has been successful in the department most of her life. :-)

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