Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tot School: Batman!

Tot School
K is currently 35 months.  J is 14 months.

My boys have developed a Batman obsession lately.  A (my first grader) got to decorate a plain person cut-out for a Halloween project at school and chose to dress him as Batman.  Of course, K had to have one too.  So I cut out a figure for him, made a mask to the best of my (non-artistic) ability, and drew the Batman symbol on his chest.  Then, I let K color him (as you can probably tell).  He needed a cape, so we used felt and it's attached with velcro so K can remove it. 
Here is K playing with his "Batman."
With my boys' new love of Batman, I was thrilled when I saw a Batman preschool pack on 1+1+1=1. Perfect timing!  K ordered the Batman figures from the pack by size (he's really good at this!).
We played "Find the Letter." Because K is still learning his letters, we drew magnetic letters out of a bag, I would ask him what it was (and tell him if he didn't know) and then K would find the same letter on the Batman page.  One of Carisa's suggestions was to use a Batman toy and have your child put Batman on the letter you call out.  We did this (although our Batman was a little big for the letters so he just "stomped" on them with one foot) and I think it made it a lot more enjoyable for K.  We also used the pre-writing pages from the tot pack (these are always a hit with K) but I didn't get any pictures of that.

Favorite Toys of the Week:
I've had my eye on this shape sorter toy for a while, so when I came across it at Ross for half price I couldn't resist!  It is much more challenging than regular shape sorters.  There are two shapes for each color, and you have to open the little doors with a key to get the shapes out.  It is awesome for a child K's age - he loves it!

Baby J has been loving his Playskool Busy Ball Popper (even though he tends to put much more than just balls in there!)
Baby J really enjoyed our Simple Fun activities this week, too, which you can read about here.
The hit of the week, for both boys, was when I transformed our outdoor kiddie pool into an indoor ball pit.  Click here for my post about that.
Check out 1+1+1=1 for more tot school ideas!


The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

What an awesome idea for the Batman cape! Too cool!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Love the cut out batman idea!! Loved cutouts as child!! Kerri

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