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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Year Round Homeschooling: Totschool: Tortoise Turtle Theme

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Pixie loves tortoises and turtles, so what better theme to put together a Tortoise Turtle Theme that she is guaranteed to love. Finding a tot pack in this theme proved impossible (at least during the time I was looking), so I took a few things I found online and printed the sheets that suited us…
Click on this image to view this month’s Totschool Contribution on year Round Homeschooling

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Year Round Homeschooling: Totschool ~ How I Plan Our Themes

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When I started homeschooling 7 years ago, I found planning totschool themes for Koko, who was just under 2 at the time, daunting to say the least. I would download tons and tons of themed printables (all free), print them out…..

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Montessori Madness: Valentines Day Trays

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February is the Month of Love and what better way to celebrate than to have Valentines Day themed Montessori Trays!

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Heart shape puzzles. These are super cute! Pixie is going to L.O.V.E. these!

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I bought this adorable heart silicone mould a few years ago. I added some pink aquarium stones in a little basket with tweezers.

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Many coloured hearts book with pencils.

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I pushed golf tees into a glitter covered styrofoam heart and have red marbles in another little basket. The marbles balance on the golf tees. I initially had it all on the green heart tray, but it wasn’t perfectly flat, so the marbles kept falling off.

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Heart colour matching cards

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Achy Breaky Hearts Matching Game file folder game that I modified for Fifi years ago.

7. These are books she loves to page through (you can find the link of our favourite books here). It’s not all of the books she loves, mind you (there just isn’t enough space on this shelf).

8. I bought the mats at Mr Price Home for R50 each. They are the perfect size. We have them in the size 50×80 and in white, green and blue.

Resources
Love tot pack from 1+1+1=1
Achy Breaky Hearts Matching Game

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Montessori Madness ~ Monster Montessori trays for this week

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~Pixie is 41 months old~

We have been back at the school proverbial grindstone since last Wednesday and the kids are loving their new curriculum. Pixie is still busy with tot/preschool and will continue to work using the Montessori method. Here are her Monster Montessori trays for this week.

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Do a dot monster painting. Pixie loves working with the dot paints. I have a stack of different pages printed for her. She asks for them often.

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Monster Dots matching. Match the pattern to the monster, or visa versa.

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4 park monster puzzles.

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Monster Shadow Matching.

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Monster Shape Matching. Each monster has a shape on the belly and a corresponding card.

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Monster Size Sequencing. These are great for teaching sizes. Pixie loves to name each monster by size, the big one is Daddy, the next one is Momma, then Noo, Koko, Fifi and Pixie.

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Monster Clothes Peg Number Cards. I decided not to use clothes pegs for this activity. She will be using stones to put on the correct number. This is the first time I’ve had an activity for her like this.

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Shape Monster matching cards. Each monster is made up of a certain shape and has a corresponding card with a single shape, ie a heart, that matches the monster.

I bought the mats at Mr Price Home for R50 each. They are the perfect size. We have them in the size 50×80 and in white, green and blue.

Resources
Happy Monsters by 1+1+1=1
Not-So-Scary Monsters Preschool Pack by Little Monkey Printables on Teachers Notebook

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