Our first experiences with Tot School printables

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I have just begun using some themed printables that I have found. I have plans to use the Tot School ABCs from 1+1+1=1 soon, once my son is more interested in sitting in one place. And then I will use the Letter of the Week from Confessions of a Homeschooler when my son turns 3, along with Raising Rock Stars from 1+1+1=1 when he shows signs of more interest in writing.  But now, I want to start using some themes for the seasons as well as helping learn colors and shapes, etc.  We printed many Fall and Thanksgiving printables from 1+1+1=1 and Homeschool Creations, and my son enjoyed some of them — I think he’ll begin to understand how to sort, match, and trace as soon as he is more developmentally able and interested in not throwing everything around, and he’ll definitely enjoy them more in the years to come.

But he has come to like some color matching activities and particularly loooooved these Trucks printables!

Big Machines Tot Pack from 1+1+1=1. I had planned to make a book with these using a binding ring, but he loves lining them up and putting his own trucks on top.  This boy knows the difference between an excavator, a loader, and a bulldozer, even if his mama doesn’t!

Color Puzzles, also from 1+1+1=1.  These are meant to be puzzles, but I’ve kept them together and we used them on a tray to sort and match colorful buttons from Oriental Trading.

**If you know of any other trucks or tractors printables, please let me know! Also, if you have hints for getting a feisty little boy to sit still and not throw printables, bin items, etc, all around as if a game!**

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  1. Looks like you did well with the printables and that he had a good week. The only solution to throwing printables I found was to make them sturdy – laminate basically – and then let my tot throw them as much as she likes, put them in water and stick them on the tiles and generally play with them – they get better with age and causing havoc is part of the fun.

    1. I have begun a laminating craze — my husband thinks I’m crazy! I don’t mind him throwing during a game and such, it’s just about respecting his property and environment. We also have a 2 month old, so we can’t let any flying truck or object hit her! Thanks :)

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