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Last week, I talked about our “Tot School” days at 18-months-old. This week, I thought I’d give you a quick tour of our Tot School space.
I thought the studio would make an awesome space for the little guy, especially considering we spend so much time in here. This is my creative space as well as one of the little guy’s play spaces. This particular space is where we keep all of his books, puzzles, and art supplies – basically, all of his educational toys. Everything else is upstairs in his bedroom. My parents are going to be bringing my desk and the little guy’s toy box up here sometime soon, so… The desk is of course going in the studio. And the toy box is going in the little guy’s bedroom, which is why we brought the Expedit downstairs for the time-being.
I’m actually seriously considering buying another set of bookshelves for him, but I haven’t decided yet. I need to figure out what to do with his activity baskets. The plan is to rotate what’s in these baskets on a somewhat regular basis. I’m seriously head over heels in love with our alphabet tree. I got it from Lakeshore Learning a while back.
I try to keep the little guy’s stuff within his reach as much as possible, but there are a few things that are intentionally kept out of his reach because they have small pieces.
Here’s what’s in each of his activity baskets at the moment. From left to right, top to bottom:
Hape Qubes – Roaming Dinosaurs* and Under The Sea*, Magnetic Spinning Gears*, Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Set* and Helping Hands Fine Motor Tool Set*, 100 Piece Wooden Block Set by Imagination Generation*, Rubbabu Lowercase Alphabet Set*, and Discovery Kids 24 Piece Magnetic Tile Set*.
We also have a few other activities that we store in these little wooden trays. From left to right:
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