Beleduc Boy Body Puzzle

Saturday, April 30, 2016

One of my best finds this year is this absolutely amazing learning material from Beleduc.  Just like Grimm and Shleich, Beleduc is a German company that produces high quality wooden learning materials that are designed for kids of all ages.  I absolutely love this puzzle because for Vito, he is just playing a game but little did he know that he is actually learning!

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Our Homemade Shapes Materials

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sometimes, the tools that Im looking for are not available on line or in stores so I made them myself.  I used to have a lot of time for making our own materials but with Vito and the increase of responsibilities at home, I can barely print my activities.  So my aim these days is to make materials that are simple and easy to assemble.  Here are the materials that are easy to make even without the use of a printer!

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FREE Mexico Learning Cards (limited time!)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I am giving a free learning cards with activity sheets for everyone!  This will be perfect for your geography lesson or Mexican study.

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Creating Shapes with Geomag

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Vito is 29 months old.

Have you heard of Geomag? We have this for years now but kept it because Vito used to mouth things. Now that he’s outgrown that behavior, I finally took it out and since then the boys had been using these magnets to create shapes and structures!
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Shapes Resist Painting

Monday, April 25, 2016

Vito is 29 months old.

Here’s another interesting way you can get your kids to learn about shapes. I was telling Vito we’ll do magic, and look for shapes in the black paper.  He was fascinated of what he will discover after covering the cardstock with paint!Shaperesist

Learning about Geometric Shapes

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Vito is 29 months old.
To start our Shape Unit this week, I want to share with you Vito’s current favourite learning material! This amazing product is from Learning Resources and both of my boys has been using the activity sheets for days!

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Earth and Land Unit for Toddlers

Friday, April 22, 2016

Vito is 29 months old. 

Activities for Earth Day! Here are some of the activities we did this week in celebration of Earth Day.  These are simple, yet fun activities that I’m sure your kids will love!

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Earth Alphabet Match

I am trying my best to integrate letter activities to Vito.  He is not just into it, so it is a challenge to come up with activities on letters that he likes. Vito knows his letters and this activity is for him to be familiar with the small letters.  

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Learning through Arts & Crafts

Thursday, April 21, 2016

We love making crafts at home! Aside from bringing out the artistic side of the kids, it’s also a great opportunity to practise fine motor skills.  So this week, I’m featuring five amazing arts and crafts activities from our beloved bloggers!
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May Tot School Curriculum

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

For the month of May,  we will be having a break from the "themed" activities to give way for the springbreak (vacation!) and to focus on letter activities. 
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Fun Sifting Activity for Kids

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Vito is 28 months old.

We were reading the Under the Ground book and chancing upon the page of mining, I decided that we should play pretend to look for jewels in a tub of sand!  As you can see, this activity was intended for sifting the gravels and later on discover the jewels but I realized that sand is quite big so our sifter wouldn’t work.  Thus, I added the scooper from Learning Resources, it has bigger holes in it so it can sift the sand effectively.

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Earth and Land Unit: Magnetic Earth Worms!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Vito is 29 months old. This activity was inspired by Simply Learning.

You can find lots of Earth worms under the ground! The main idea here is to search and collect all the Earth worms under the ground (oatmeal) using a magnetic wand. Fun activity for kids that both siblings can enjoy!

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Earth and Land Theme: Earth Prints

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Vito is 29 months old.

Earth Day is coming! We’re having a week of Earth/Land Themed activities and I just have a lot of inspirations from here and can’t wait to try them!  Yesterday we made Earth prints.  I decided to this one first as its very easy to recreate and manageable when you’re doing it with two kids!

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Bird Themed Activities for Toddlers

Friday, April 15, 2016

Vito is 28 months old.
Here’s a recap of our week!  You may copy any of these for your own home school journey!

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Bird Theme: Owl Babies Craft

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


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For the Bird Theme, we are reading Owl Babies and The Story About Ping books.  Vito enjoys reading them with me but he loves Owl Babies more. So in line with it, we made some cotton owls at home to extend our learning about owls and the textures of birds.

How to Introduce Space and Planets to Toddlers

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Vito can finally identify the sun, moon and earth, and can’t stop saying the word space whenever he sees a rocket ship!  With engaging activities, you can definitely expose your kids to the concept of space and planets. 
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FREE Safari Toob Backyard Birds Matching Cards

Monday, April 11, 2016

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These cards were used in our bird matching activity as shown in the picture.  Enjoy!

Bird Theme: Spaghetti Bird’s Nest

Sunday, April 10, 2016

The boys are still giddy of doing this themed-activities weekly, and yes even Mavi loves it as he gets to join us from time to time.

We're seeing A LOT of nests in the neighborhood because the trees are still bare, so this has got me thinking of making a bird's nest at home.  I told the boys all about it, and they were so excited! There are so many versions of this if you searched in the web: the yarn, shredded newspaper… but I wanted to try the spaghetti as I have some that are about to expire.  (this idea was inspired by Let’s Tot School)

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Earth & Land Theme List of Materials

Friday, April 8, 2016

Here are all the materials and resources that we will be using in our Earth/Land Unit for the month of April.  I prepared this list for those who wanted to follow our activities and those who are inquiring about the materials we are using. 

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Fish Themed Activities for Toddlers

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Vito is 28 months old.
Here’s a recap of our week!  You may copy any of these for your own home school journey!
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Fish Theme: Hooray for Fish Craft

Sunday, April 3, 2016

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Our first activity for this week for the Fish Theme!  We love this Hooray for Fish book so much! I say this is one of the best books I’ve read for toddlers.  The images are so colorful, bold and it contains some silly stuff like numbered fish, big and small fish, fish with different patterns etc.  This is the reason why it is perfect for our unit this week!