Since Monday was a holiday, we got to spend some time with friends we don't see as often as we'd like! On Tuesday we hosted a get together of our moms group and Jillian got to hang and play with six of her toddler friends. Then on Wednesday we made up our My Gym class from Monday.
We didn't really tackle any Tot School activities (except for reading together) until later in the week.
Our focus this week was the letter "L", so we did a lamb craft from DLTK's site. Have I mentioned that I just LOVE this site? Jillian is still struggling with gluing things; she dislikes the permanence of it since whatever it is we're gluing seems to make an interesting toy for her.
We also colored a ladybug red. We were going to focus on the color red this week also, but after Jillian demanded "purple" while coloring her Lion & Lamb page as well as her L-l template, that went out the window. I was just thrilled that she asked for a color by name!
Then I tried letting Jillian use kitchen tongs to transfer corks from one container into others of varying shapes and sizes. These were just too big for her to handle, so she ended up just playing with the corks and the containers.
She got to try out her new tools when she helped Daddy fix the chair that broke last weekend.
And lastly, Jilly spent some time playing the piano this evening. She even sang along briefly!
From the library this week:
"Lazy Lion" by Mwenye Hadithi (I thought this one was cute)
"Mama, Do You Love Me?" by Barbara M. Joosse
"The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle
"The Lion's Share" by Matthew McElligott (this was a good book too, dealing with math)
"The Little Lame Prince" by Rosemary Wells (a bit long for Jillian to sit through)
(I couldn't find an image of the version we have)
I was a little disappointed with our books this week. I'm usually impressed by most of our selections, but only two of last week's books really captured both Jillian's and my attention for the entire book.
As usual, every night this week we read her Sesame Street Alphabet "L" book. She has taken to requesting her letter book before bed every night and calls all letters, "E".
We had a couple other things I wanted to get to over the week that we didn't, so I think we're going to do another "L" week.
To see what other moms are doing with their tots, head over to 1+1+1=1!!