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Tot School Theme Ideas

I have felt impressed for quite some time now to start learning time with Sunshine.  

The idea seems quite overwhelming, as I already am homeschooling 3 kiddos ages 4,5, & 6.  At the same time, I remember all I did with Dinomite, Bulldozer, and even Princess at that age.  

I can't brush off the feeling that Sunshine is missing out.  Part of me has rationalized that she is so delayed that she's not ready yet.   It's quite a lame rationalization, I know.  If anything, her delays are more reason to start working on motor tasks.  Still, I've held off.

Montessori learning in the classroom usually doesn't start until a child is preschool age, but as in all cases, it's important for a parent and teacher to follow the child.  

Some children are more advanced and therefore start preschool curriculum early.  Others are delayed and need as much extra help as is possible. At times this may come in the form of activities on trays if the child receives them well.

Due to Sunshine's delays and age I feel more comfortable working with themes.  I'm one who always likes to be organized, so I give you our tot school theme ideas for the year.  

Tot School Theme Ideas for the School Year

Tot School Themes for the School Year

Below you will find themes with links to the actual activities that Sunshine enjoyed as a toddler. 

She had so much fun!

The impression that I felt to start the learning process with her was spot on.  

It just so happens Sunshine is at her best when she is learning. Oh how she loves it!


Theme: Pirates


Theme:  Apples


Theme:  Thanksgiving


Theme: Christmas


Theme:  In the Kitchen




Theme:  Easter


Theme:  Insects


Theme:  Dinosaurs

The activities in these posts are designed for children between the ages of 18 months and three years old.

Remember that every child is different in their abilities and interests. 

If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy the resources below.

Montessori-inspired Yellow Activities for Tots and Preschoolers Montessori-inspired White Activities for Tots and PreschoolersMontessori-inspired Pink Activities for Tots Montessori-inspired Green Activities for Tots Montessori-inspired Red Activities for TotsMontessori Letters and Sounds Play Dough Mats

Tot School Theme Ideas for the School Year


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