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Tot Trays are just my simple twist on Montessori inspired activities.  I use these activity trays to expose early learning skills, and to simply engage my tot's curiosity and wonder.  The trays are rotated often, using the same materials in different ways and with different twists.

Tot Trays are just my simple twist on Montessori inspired activities. I use these activity trays to expose early learning skills, and to simply engage my tot's curiosity and wonder. The trays are rotated often, using the same materials in different ways and with different twists.

turn bathwater into goo...then back to water again! How fun! awesome!

turn bathwater into goo...then back to water again! How fun! awesome!

Great idea for block centers. This way the children can put themselves and their friends in the buildings they build!

Great idea for block centers. This way the children can put themselves and their friends in the buildings they build!

Tot Trays -- this mom explains why she uses tot trays, how she organizes them, etc.  **She got the trays from Oriental Trading.

Tot Trays

Tot Trays -- this mom explains why she uses tot trays, how she organizes them, etc. **She got the trays from Oriental Trading.

Math: Measurement    Supplies  A container of rice, a bowl (or 2), a measuring cup, a scoop, and cards with printed measurements      How it's Done  Child selects a measurement card, matches the number on the measuring cup, then uses the scoop to fill the cup with rice to that unit.  Then the rice is transferred to the bowl, where they can work on a second measurement.

Math: Measurement Supplies A container of rice, a bowl (or 2), a measuring cup, a scoop, and cards with printed measurements How it's Done Child selects a measurement card, matches the number on the measuring cup, then uses the scoop to fill the cup with rice to that unit. Then the rice is transferred to the bowl, where they can work on a second measurement.

My big kids favourite app ever!!!  Letter School...app for teaching handwriting.  Kids start by tracing and the prompts are gradually faded so that they learn to write, rather than just trace.

My big kids favourite app ever!!! Letter School...app for teaching handwriting. Kids start by tracing and the prompts are gradually faded so that they learn to write, rather than just trace.

100 things to buy at the dollar store and how to play with them! GREAT RESOURCE...might be my favorite in a while!!!

100 things to buy at the dollar store and how to play with them! GREAT RESOURCE...might be my favorite in a while!!!

12 great preschool activities. There's some good stuff here, like painting with M's! What fun!

12 Preschool Activities to Keep Little Hands Busy