A Barely Berry Tot School

Tot School
~Eliana is 31 Months~

More real life school this week!

Mema (Grandma) brought her a neat gift while camping this week. The dress me doll made for a great Tot School activity! (Thanks Mom!)

Button, Zip, Snap, Stick, Buckle . . .

I use activities like this during our Tot Time as writing warm ups/prewriting activities. You can read more about that here!

Counting chokecherries . . . one by one!

We went chokecherry picking this week and as she dropped them into the cooler, she counted each one! She can count as well (if not a little better) than her 4 year old brother!
You can read more about our time picking chokecherries here!

Picking the stems off of chokecherries.

Picking stems off of chokecherries is a great hand-eye coordination and fine motor skill activity! (and lots of tedious work, so I appreciated her helping me!)

We also listened to more Sylvan Dell online books this week (really enjoying those!) and Eliana learned how to use one finger to point the mouse and click, two fingers to scroll on the mouse pad and how to navigate between spaces on my Mac! She can easily find the next book to listen to (and has several that she "reads" over and over)!

Eliana watching one of her favorites.

Check out our past Tot School posts and see what others are doing for Tot School here!


  1. This sounds like a great week. I wish Anna were even remotely interested in dressing or undressing anyone, including dolls. I have never heard of chokecherries before, I was fascinated to read about them on your other blog.

  2. I would like to take my kids cherry picking sometime. Thanks for the post! Love the doll :)

  3. So, be honest, do you think it is too girly for me to have Jack (when he is a bit older) do things like the dressing doll/sewing? You've got 4 older boys--did you do any of these things with them? I didn't with Joe, but what is your opinion?

    She is precious, Michelle, in the kitchen!!

    We have been enjoying Sylvan Dell too--all thanks to you!

  4. Your photos are fantastic! I think my daughter would enjoy that doll. I'll have to look for one.

  5. I meant to tell you, I LOVE all the cute pictures of Eliana in this post--the ones with the laptop are so cute!!

  6. We too are enjoying the Sullivan ebooks. :) Fun week!

  7. OH MAN she looks so darling holding the comp!

  8. What a cutie! Make me wonder if I should let Eliana try things on our computer. Hmmm ...