September 4, 2009

Tot School~25 months: Tongs, Balls & Bucket Balances

        
     
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~JI and TJ are 25 months~

I blogged about this really awesome story that I read (you can read it here) and it has TOTALLY inspired me to change my mindset when it comes to the little boys. Let’s just say, “I would rather be dumb.” If you don’t understand, you’ve just gotta read the story!

Now, with a new mindset, these are some of the things that I did with the little boys this week. We used tongs to transfer puff balls from the tray to the bowl. This was the first time I pulled out the tongs for them and they really seemed to enjoy it and they actually did really well! We had lots of fun playing with these foam balls that I found at the Dollar Tree. We worked on identifying each type of ball. Every little boy needs to know a football from a basketball, right?!?!?!? {smile} We also used them to work on ABABA patterning. The boys absolutely LOVE playing with the new bucket balance that we got. I actually got it for KJ to use with her math lessons on weight, but the little boys seem to be getting the most use of out if for now. I just gave them some bottle tops (I always save bottle tops…you never know when they will come in handy!!) and they played with it for at least 15 to 20 minutes. I was completely SHOCKED…to say the very least!!! These are just a few of the things that the little boys did this week.

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  • http://lifewiththelyngs.wordpress.com/ lifewiththelyngs

    I think I will have to get one of those bucket balances. Looks like they had a fun week!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12788304617117189651 The Activity Mom

    Looks like you guys had a fun week! I never thought of using those big foam balls for making patterns. fun! I need to start saving bottle tops too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15392595002706127627 Rebecca

    That ball balancer is cool! And ill have to check out that article.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17893829005402169615 Michelle

    Great activities. I want to get a scale for Emily.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12594529717250616264 Susana

    LOVE your bucket balance! I’ve got to get some tongs–looks like such fun and great learning too.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06381380110120976720 Michelle

    I’d rather be dumb – such a sweet, sweet story! What a good mindset to have. What a great week! *Ü*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17608723381617592923 Lil’ Ms. P

    Oh my, my son and nephew would love those foam balls! I have got to start visiting the dollar stores. I am really missing out on some great finds!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13395532136969657091 Nicole {tired, need sleep}

    My son loves to use the tongs too – isn’t it funny how much something so simple can be such a huge hit with kids?! I’m off to read your other post about how you changed your mindset about little boys – I need that, I think! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13395532136969657091 Nicole {tired, need sleep}

    My son loves to use the tongs too – isn’t it funny how much something so simple can be such a huge hit with kids?! I’m off to read your other post about how you changed your mindset about little boys – I need that, I think! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06381380110120976720 Michelle

    I’d rather be dumb – such a sweet, sweet story! What a good mindset to have. What a great week! *Ü*