Five Tot School Themes to Try This Summer

Five tot school themes to try with your tot this summer at mamasplayground.com.

  Summer is here and I bet you all are eager to get outside with your kids and try new things.  For me, this Summer is all about providing Rhett with lots of opportunities to play, and then follow his lead.  I’ve always planned activities for him and my students that have controlled outcomes, but … [Read more…]

Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Brown Bear

What better literature to teach young children colors than Eric Carle’s classic, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  In my Kindergarten class, we get students excited about reading by creating a “book of the week.” The “book of the week” during our color unit was inspired by Brown Bear! 1.  After printing the title, … [Read more…]

Tot School: Back to the Sea!

Tot School Under the Sea

Summer is here and I couldn’t wait to get Tot School started up again with Rhett.  Now that he is 2, Tot School is going to be even more fun than it was last Summer.  This time around my goal is to design activities that are low cost, easy to replicate and high interest. I also … [Read more…]

Thankful for our Little Turkeys

Tot School Fall Insta

This tot school was inspired by Autumn and Thanksgiving.  With the temperatures just now dipping below 70, we brought a little bit of fall to San Diego.   We filled the blowup pool with leaves, sand toys and a toy rake. We uncovered pumpkins, gourds and pinecones that were wrapped in foil. We hammered golf tees … [Read more…]

Tot School: Pumpkins and Bumpkins

Tot School Halloween Insta

Our little Bumpkins were sure to get in the spooky spirit after we invited them to play in our Halloween-themed activities.  Thank you to Twodaloo for inspiring me with your creative, educational activities. During this Halloween-themed Tot School experience we: Played with Pumpkin Pie Playdough and Halloween-themed cookie cutters. Unwrapped foil to find small pumpkins and … [Read more…]