Tot School: Opposites

Whew, I'm surprised we managed to get through this week.  I caught the flu midweek & while I'm on the mend, I'm still not 100%.  I was thinking all we'd get around to were the books on our list, & although we didn't get a field trip in, we were able to squeeze in some indoor activities.

Our chosen selection of books this week:

  1. A Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis. A playful book featuring all the things you can find in a garden.
  2. BabyLit's Sense & Sensibility: An Opposites Primer by Jennifer Adams.  As a classic literature lover myself, when I discovered the BabyLit series, I HAD to get them for Reagan. This opposites book observes the differences between sisters Marianne & Elinor Dashwood. 
  3. Olivia's Opposites by Ian Falconer.  Your basic opposites book but with the lovable piglet Olivia.
  4. Hello World's London, A Book of Opposites by Ashley Evanson.  A sweet book about opposites showcasing popular London locations & British culture. 

I mentioned before that we weren't able to do a field trip this week, so our activities included:
  1. Big & Small sorting.  I used contact paper & drew a circle for each size. Then I took large & small pom poms (you can find these in any craft children's aisle), mixing them together in a bowl for Reagan to sort & place in the correct location.  I saw one of these activities similar on Pinterest, & while the contact paper worked ok for the small poms, the large ones kept falling off.  Reagan still enjoyed sorting them though & was able to correctly identify size differences.
  2. Hard & Soft sorting.  Grabbing a bunch of random things from around the house I mixed up a handful of items in a bin & discussed the differences between 'hard' items & 'soft'.  I then asked him to sort the stuff in the bin into two separate bowls; one for hard & one for soft. We had a couple slip ups (as to be expected when you're learning something new), but by the bottom of the bin he had the hang of it. 

There's quite a few more opposite activities on my Tot School Pinterest board (there's a link at the bottom of this blog's homepage). Have a look & remember if you try something, let me know in the comments how it was!


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