It’s time for the very first toddler school post and I couldn’t be more excited! I have been working on this curriculum for almost 6 months now and I am so happy with how it has turned out. The Toddler Curriculum has a different theme for each letter of the alphabet with lots of toddler-appropriate printables, toddler tray ideas, a letter craft idea and other ideas for teaching each letter. Go here to purchase the Toddler Curriculum for $19.99.
The curriculum is very comprehensive and hopefully has more than you need for each letter so that you can pick and choose what to use with your toddler. For more information about the Toddler Curriculum, please check out my Toddler Curriculum and Schedule post. Your child will generally spend 2 weeks on each letter, but some letters they only do for 1 week. The first few letters we’ll only do one week so that we can introduce the curriculum to you more quickly. To help you get an idea of what the curriculum includes, we’ve not only included a bunch of photos below, but you can also download the letter A packet for free! Simply click here to start the download.
You might be wondering if your child is the right age for this curriculum, you can find out if they are by checking out this post.
Make the Letter
For the letter A we made the letter with a sand tray.
We did at least one page every day with these dry erase crayons. Some days we did two pages and some days we went back and re-did a favorite page. These pages are all included in the Toddler Curriculum.
Draw an apple on white Styrofoam. Push golf tees into Styrofoam to cover the apple drawing.
Have 6 ping pong balls (2 red, 2 yellow, and 2 green) in a bowl. Match “apples” (ping pong balls) in same colored silicone cupcake liners.
Clip a cotton ball with a clothespin and use it as a paintbrush to paint “apples” on a paper tree.
Print tree (included in curriculum) and tape to a pencil. Put in a cup filled with glass gems so it stands up. Have a small bowl with water and a water dropper. Use dropper to “water” tree.
Use tongs to transfer red math cubes onto printed tree (included in curriculum). One math cube goes on each dot.
We did at least one of these printables every day and some days we did two or went back and did their favorites.
The curriculum includes 5 letter activity ideas for each letter. You can do one a day for one week or throughout two weeks as desired. My kids really enjoyed the letter collage for our apple theme, especially the apple jacks!
The curriculum includes 5 book ideas for each letter. Our family favorite is The Apple Pie Tree. We even found a cute video of the book on youtube.
Sew an Apple
This craft is really fun. Your child will have a fun time sewing, although they might need some help from you. As always, they are super proud of their craft.
Our Letter A sensory bin was a huge hit with the dried beans base. Read more about it here.
I will try really hard to get pictures of all the different parts of the curriculum for each letter so that you can see them. However, this curriculum has a LOT of activities for each letter. I might not get to everything and if I do, I might only get a picture of it, but my kids might not really do it. If you feel like the curriculum has too much for your toddler or for you, don’t get overwhelmed, just take some of it out. 🙂 Go to the store page if you’d like to purchase the curriculum or click on the link below.
I can’t wait until my baby is old enought to start using this curriculum! I cannot come up with stuff like this. I’d probably just end up giving my baby “War and Peace” and say “Whelp, you’ve got to learn sometime.” I like that you have a ton of activities to cater to short attention spans. Smiley Man is lucky to have supermom as his mommy.
Hahaha, “War and Peace” huh? I’m sure that would teach your child some independence at least. But this curriculum would definitely be a bit more age appropriate. 🙂