Tot School with Bo {Letter Ee}

4/24/2013


Letter: Ee
Object: Egg
Theme: Chickens
Color: Green

~Bo is 27 months old~

See Carisa's Tot School Printables for the printables for this unit. 

ABC Find It! Letter Ee

With jelly bean "eggs." {Oh, he looooved this, of course!}



4.2.13







{+ hide & find with the jelly beans}









Letter Ee Basket


(He's pushing the cookie e through the hole of the quilted e.)

Letter Ee Match 


Sticker the Letter Ee



Letter Ee Pegboard


Dot Paint + Jelly Bean the Eggs and Ee's 







Numbers 1-5


Letter E Design & Drill 




Later this day, I found Bo peeling an orange, next to Eliana. He was standing by the trash can, with juice dripping down his belly, ripping the peels off and throwing them away. I've never had a child this young peel his own orange!


(any chance to play with the jelly bean eggs)
4.3.13
Color Basket + Play Dough {Green}



Shapes 

I named the shapes as Bo pulled them out and again as he put jelly beans on each one. I asked him if he could put a jelly bean on a specific shape to see if he is learning them, but he doesn't know them yet. 


4.3.13
Letter Ee Shadow Match 


Link-n-Learn + Jelly Bean Fine Motor Practice 

(He wasn't too interested in playing with anything other than jelly beans.)



Three Part Letter Ee Puzzle 

We are still working on getting this down, but when I told him to make an egg, he got it! (and a fist full of jelly beans?). 




More Pegboard {and Jelly Bean} Letter Ee Play 




Letter Ee 3 Piece Puzzle 


Alpha Pops ABC Match & Pretend Play




Quilted Rag Letter Play with {did you guess?} Jelly Beans



Helping Himself to Some Half & Half 

Yep. A cup of Half & Half. He likes it more than milk. Though he prefers my milk to Half & Half ;-)

(He is pulling off the seal to the cap with his teeth.)

Connect the Eggs ~ Left to Right 

4.5.13
Bo is usually very good at putting his cap back on his marker, but he ran off and left it this day - undoubtably the effects of too. much. sugar. 

Sticker the Letter Ee

Bo loves stickers, so when I saw Carisa use transparent dot stickers with the Tot School Printables, I thought he would enjoy them too.  And he does. I love that they are transparent! 


Letter Ee Treat ~ Bird's Eggs in a Nest

I've always made these with chow mein noodles, but Shredded Wheat looks more authentic, I think, so it was a fun change. I used semi-sweet, but my kids think they would have been better with milk chocolate chips. 


Collecting Eggs

Bo most certainly made the connection, and eagerly collected the eggs this week. (Thanks to a little warm spring weather, that unfortunately didn't last long). 

Bo loooves the chickens!

The chase is on.




Bo is the best chicken catcher. He is the perfect height - low to the ground, and can corner and catch them like no other kid (or adult) can. And he loves his froggy boots. Though, he has one of Eliana's boots on in the last few pictures. 

Definitely tuckered out! 
Speech Update

Bo was given the Battelle Development Inventory, 2nd Edition and was tested at 26 months old. He was evaluated by a Speech/Language Pathologist and a Physical Therapist.

The results:

Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills

Gross Motor:           35 months {95th percentile}
Fine Motor:             28 months {63rd percentile}
Perceptual Motor:   24 months {37th percentile} 

Speech & Language:

Language Comprehension/Receptive Communication:    29 months {75th percentile}
Language Expression:      18 months {9th percentile} (This obviously is the area of concern). 

Personal/Social, Adaptive, & Cognitive Skills:

Adaptive Skills:              43 months {>99th percentile} 
Personal/Social Skills:    29 months {73rd percentile}
Cognitive Skills:             31 months {88th percentile}

So, while Bo is delayed in Expressive Language, he is advanced in other skills. The most notable is that he is off the charts in Adaptive Skills. Bo is highly independent and functions well in daily living activities, despite not being able to talk. 

The end result is for Bo to communicate his ideas and interact with books verbally. This is the reason I sought early intervention ~ Bo was not able to do the activities for his age in Slow and Steady Get Me Ready and Before Five in a Row

I will share how our first appointment went next time! 

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