Thursday, November 3, 2011

Why I decided on "Tot School"

They say a picture says a thousand words...
THIS is one reason I decided to start "school" with Maverick. This picture was taken by my sister, a very talented photographer who is excellent at capturing moments that otherwise might go unnoticed, several weeks after giving birth to my second son. He was obviously bored, needing some structure and routine in his life once again.
I have learned and do believe that toddlers and preschoolers are sponges that soak up EVERYTHING around them, so why not capitalize on this and give them an opportunity to learn?
I first heard about tot school from my friend Beth, whose sister in law does it with her little girl. I did some of my own research and found great blogs all over the place with ideas galore. I decided to chronicle my own effort for several reasons. First, I have a REALLY bad memory and this is a great way to remember these important years. Secondly, I have lots of friends who are in a similar stage of life who have expressed an interest, so why not?! Oh, and third I have no plenty of spare time.
I would love your comments and feedback and to hear what YOU try and how it works... or doesn't.


  1. So glad you are doing this Melita, the world has much to learn!

  2. Yay! So excited to follow this, Melissa!