Saturday, September 4, 2010

Tot School: Days 6-8

Things didn't go as well this time as last. Lyla really wants to do what her big sister is doing and hasn't really cared for anything on her trays. She just sits at the table watching her sister or crying and trying to take sister's stuff. I am going to try to focus on her more in the coming days and see if I can figure out some things that will keep her attention.


Puzzle: She did the puzzle every day (and somehow I didn't manage to take a picture of it).

Small spaces: I put out colored popsicle sticks and the tall ice cube tray. She did this two times, kinda. Both times she put in about 5 sticks and then was done.

Stickers: This kept her attention for a while. She was able to do the stickers all by herself which surprised me.

Spooning: I put mini pom poms in a bowl and gave her a scoop (for coffee) and a muffin tin. She did this twice.

Clank can: I put out the clank can again because she likes it so much but she barely touched it. Again, no picture of this.

I know I had another tray out, but can't remember what was on it.

I tried to incorporate her with her sister's activities as much as possible. She helped make igloos out of mini marshmallows, colored a memory verse page, and played with her sister's tangram magnetic shapes.

She also sang really loud every day during our calendar and RRSP board time.

Lyla made big strides this week in becoming a big girl. She went to sleep by herself and stayed in her own bed all night for 5 consecutive nights now. She slept with us until a few months ago. When we finally moved her to a bed in her sister's room she had to have someone lay down with her until she fell asleep and even then she would wake up 2-3 times a night and try to get in bed with us. I was exhausted from taking her back to her bed that much. So we bit the bullet and prepared ourselves for a fight, but there was none. She cried for 30 minutes the first night and got up several times crying during the night. But the next night, no crying, just getting out of the bed. During the night, she did not get up a single time. By the third night, no fussing, no getting up, YEA! Now we have to work on getting rid of the pacifier!


We went to visit my dad this week. He lives out in the country near my grandma and great aunt. His wife runs a small restaurant there. He raises cattle and takes care of our family land (about 300 acres or so) and of several leases for my brother who also has cattle. Anyway, my girls love going up there. My grandma (who is about 85) always has grapes and some kind of treat for them. My great aunt also keeps cookies for them. My step mom fixes them whatever they want from the restaurant. Then they get to ride around in the farm truck and look at cows and deer and turkey. It is so peaceful up there and I always leave wishing we could move farther out. Our area is rural but we have neighbors and a small yard.

That was our week, how was yours?

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  1. Looks like a great week! I also enjoyed looking at your preschool week with your older daughter!

    I really want to make clank can. I think my daughter would love it!

  2. It's funny how sometimes the kids can be so into Tot School stuff and then other times they want nothing to do with it. Sounds like you were able to roll with it pretty well by not giving up and also letting her do some of the things with her sister. YEA that she's mastered sleeping in a bed! My 27-mo-old isn't there yet but I know that'll come. I love that you have the farm to spend time at. When I was a kid, my father hunted a ways away and always took us to visit the farms that let him hunt. He'd drop us off and we'd have so much funny. Those are some of my sweetest memories! I too wish we could live on some time of farmette place. Nothing like dreaming....I'll have to come visit your site again soon.

  3. (oops-above I meant to say "we had so much fun" not "funny". Haha