Friday Freebie ~ Totschool Resources

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Totschool Resources

Here are some of my favourite free Totschool resources. It has been quite a while since I’ve had a tot in the home. My “baby” is 11 years old! Totschool is something I did with all 3 my youngest children and found it incredibly beneficial when I was schooling the older children.

100+ Free Toddler Printables from Totschooling.net

This is a growing collection of free printables for toddlers, designed for ages approximately 18 months – 36 months.

Tot School from 1+1+1=1

Tot School was developed here! The name has spread far and wide across the Internet, but if you’re wondering where the name originally came from, you are in the right place! My oldest son gave the name to this concept when he was just 6 years old…

Tot School isn’t really school at all, it is simply a name given to the idea of learning through play at home during the younger years.

Mommy Made Printables from Totally Tots

Our Mission for Totally Tots is to unite and encourage Christian Moms to train up their children in the way they should go. We desire Totally Tots to be a place where we encourage one another in love, and joyfully share ideas that will strengthen us in training up the next generation of Kingdom warriors. We believe that we can learn from each other’s experiences and provide wisdom gained by them.

We believe that one of the best ways to do this is to encourage each other in faith, by our spoken and written words. It is our hope that as we unite women in Christ, the young will glean wisdom from the old, one will gain strength from another, and together we’ll shed light to the world. Our greatest hope is that through all we share on Totally Tots – that our children will be a reflection of our hearts on fire for His glory.

Totschool Resources on Teacherspayteachers.com

There are tons of free Totschool resources on teacherspayteachers.com

Totschool resources from Tot School Resources

As a busy mom it can be hard to keep toddlers and preschoolers entertained. I created TotSchool Resources to provide ideas for crafts & activities you can easily do at home whether you’re doing homeschool preschool or just need to keep your little one entertained.

Totschool Activites & Crafts from Shannon’s Totschool

Do you need some inspiration for activities to do with your own tots? You are in the right place!

Totschool: Planning Totschool Trays & Activities For The Week from Year Round Homeschooling with Misty Leask

When Fifi was a baby, I was fortunate enough to go to a little seminar held by Lauryan over at Edukits. The topic of discussion was “Toddler Taming: Stimulating and Teaching Toddlers through Play.” What has stayed with me the most over the last 5.5 years, is the importance of routine and how it benefits both the child and the parent/caregiver.

Teeny Tiny Tot School from Confessions of a Homeschooler

I used a lot of the resources from Confessions of a Homeschooler for my little one when they started joining our school sessions.

There are so many free resources online, I’ve collated a few themes to help you out. You can find those freebies HERE!

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Freebie Friday ~ 4 NEW Monsters Ed Christmas FREEBIES

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Christmas is fast approaching! I can hardly believe that we are already at the end of 2022. What a roller coaster ride the last few years have been. To celebrate the festive season, I’ve created these FREE early education mini packs. These will remain free on Monsters Ed forever!

Each mini pack includes the following festive activities:
Complete the pattern

Do-a-Dot letter activity (can be completed with either do-a-dot markers, pompoms or stickers)

Number recognition peg activity

Name recognition concertina book

Colour matching cards

I like to make up the mini packs in a file folder. This keeps the activities together and the file folder fits into a large envelope, which is easy to store.

Click on the image below to download the Mini Packs!




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Totschool: Nursery Rhymes ~ Twinkle Twinkle Little Star messy play craft

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~Pixie is 17.5 months old~

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.

Pixie has had fun with this nursery rhyme. We have been signing it all the time and she has even started, sorta, singing it herself.

She started her star off with crayons, but didn’t seem to be enjoying it too much, so I gave her the left over paints from the big kidlets.
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The completed paper plate star
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She was having so much fun, I gave her the template I used to make the paper plate stars to paint another one. She had so much fun, the star tore as I picked it up. I placed it onto a paper plate to hang it up to dry. No glue required, LOL.
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Messy hands
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Her finished, second, star
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Note to self, don’t let her paint with poster paint on the high chair. Poster paint does not come off plastic *sigh*

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Look at what the big kidlets did HERE, the resources are also listed on that blog post.

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Totschool: DIY Fine Motor Skills

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Pixie is 17.5 months old

Pixie is a very demanding toddler and I often find it difficult to get anything done. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only momma who sometimes struggles to keep a demanding toddler busy when you want to cook, clean or just drink a hot cup of coffee.

I came across THIS on Pinterest and thought I’d give it a bash and see if Pixie likes it.

What you need:
Small feta cheese container, cleaned and dried
Mini pompoms (I started off with 10 and now we have about 80 all together for this activity),
Scissors and patience.
Directions:
Cut a few holes into the lid of the feta container big enough to push the pompoms through.
Pop the lid back on and show said toddler how to push them through and viola!
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Happy toddler content with keeping herself busy 🙂 Pixie has been at it for over an hour now 🙂 I just keep taking the pompoms out of the container for her. She is sitting on the floor next to me right now as content as can be 🙂

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Tiny Tag Along Totschool

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~Fifi is 18 months old~

I didn’t get many pics of Fifi this week Here are a few I managed to snap while the boys were busy with lessons this week.

Fifi just loves this peg board, it keeps her busy for an hour or more.

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This week she discovered the chalk board and chalk. She loves drawing and this is the perfect way to distract her and as an added bonus, if she decides to draw on anything else, it just wipes off with a wet cloth (or goes in the washing machine)

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Seriously, have you ever seen a more angelic face ♥

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Tot School

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~Fifi is 17 months old~

It dawned on me tonight that I don’t take pics of Fifi while we are busy with her Tot School. I definitely need to start doing that. Here are a few photos of her during the boys’ school time ♥
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Blowing her nose, she just loves doing this, esp with the soft wet wipes. She has a “tissue” in her hand in most of these pics, LOL
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She just loves Pikkie our little dog, she is about 12 or 13 years old already and is just fabulous with the children
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Stacking juice cups
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Taking part in the counting lesson which forms part of our Letter of the Week Bb
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Watching the garden service guys do their thing
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Edukits
Koko got edible finger paints from Edukits from my mom and step father for his birthday and Fifi loves them.
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You can find my homemade finger paint recipe here.

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