I knew in starting this school year that I had to find a way to entertain Boo while I was doing school with Honey, but Boo is old enough to want to do "school." I had to find a way to allow her to do educational things, that made her feel like she was doing it with purpose, so she would feel accomplished each day too.
After spending [more] hours [then I care to admit] browsing pinterest and blogs, I have come up with a sufficient list to get us through the year. Check our "Tot School" page in the curriculum tab to find our list of resources.
Here is what our tot school set-up looks like.
Fine motor skills activity (colour sorting pom-poms, tweezers, lacing beads)
Book - various board books which will be alternated
colouring book/sticker book - which she is encouraged to finish one page before moving onto the next.
role play - (cars, animals, paper dolls)
Boo also has full access to the other toys in the play area, including her gross motor activities (bouncy ball, balance beam, balls, hula hoops), dolls and clothes, magnet board, dress up clothes, blocks, stuffed animals, and so on [and so on].
My goal in providing her with "school" activities is to keep her engaged, while also encouraging independent work.
Let me know what works for you and your tots! I hope this information helps!