I've been working on this post for a long time! We actually started Meredith's first "lesson" this past summer when she was begging me to "do cool" with her. I had already printed some of the tot school printables from 1+1+1=1, so we started with Letter A!
Meredith absolutely loves to color! In the picture below, she is 22 months old, but the same can be said today at 27 months old. We said "A is for Apple" over and over that day!
Dot markers are also a favorite. She did pretty well at putting the marker on the blank circle on these printables from Homeschool Creations.
We also used dot markers to highlight the letter A...
I drew the first line below and she did the rest, but in general she did pretty well.
We tried sequencing cards and other than pretending to eat the apple, she didn't really understand it much. When I tried it again a couple of weeks ago, she shook her head and took the papers off the table. I guess we'll work on sequencing another time! ;)
One activity she loved was matching pretend fruit with the fruit sheet. She surprised me at all the fruits she knew. With the exception of kiwi and peach, she knew them all!
Another activity she liked was shape matching. We just used shapes from our shape puzzle to match to the printable. She knows several of the shapes (star, heart and oval), but struggles with square and rectangle. At least I know what to focus on! ;)
To go along with the letter A printables, I added some "Doc McStuffins" printables from 1+1+1=1 since that is one of her favorite tv shows. She LOVED gluing the squares on the 1:1 printable.
She did great at all of the two part puzzles, but was not too pleased when they didn't stay in place. I guess maybe I should print them on cardstock so they will stay in place better.
On our last day of this unit - almost 5 months from when we started, I drew A, B and C on the paper and then asked her if each one was an A. She did great and crossed out the B and C when I asked her if they were A's. She might not say "A" when I ask her "what letter is this?" but at least she knows what is not an A.
So that's her first full Tot school unit - even if it did take forever to complete. I'm hoping to work on the letter B unit this week (and probably next). We aren't quite working at the speed I had planned, but with 3 kids under 5, including a 3 month old, it's the best I can do.