Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tot Book!

I read about Tot Books earlier this week on Carissa's blog 1+1+1=1 and I thought it was such a great idea so I decided to give it a try!  Tot Books are like a smaller, less complicated version of a lap book, which is basically a tool for older kids to review and reinforce learning in a fun and interesting way (they usually help make the books as well.)  You can read about it more here and here

So I decided I wanted to make a little book focusing on the things we were talking about this week.  Here is what I came up with:
Ok. So first of all, yes, I know I need to learn to take better pictures.  Lets add that to my to-do list, shall we?  So I cut a file folder in half and then made two folds so that it would have two sides that folded inwards.  This is what the book looks like open.  It is good to make the different elements fun and interesting to look at.  I got some ideas here

The section on the right is a circle folded into fourths.  I drew objects that are circles in each segment, which totals 6 segments as you are opening it.  I also covered all of the elements of this tot book in packing tape, because Owen loves to destroy things.  That makes it difficult for this circle to stay shut, which I find frustrating.
 The middle section is a book of things that are red.  Each of the blue and green pages has a different red item on it.  This is Owen's favorite part of the book.  He loves to turn the pages.
 Finally, I made triangle number flashcards.  This is the most uninteresting part but I am sure he will grow into it ;)  Daddy has taught him to count but I don't think he really knows what the numbers mean
And there you have it, a tot book!  Owen loves it, which was the goal but I still need to figure out how to make it completely toddler proof.  Is that even possible??


  1. Love this idea!!! Very cute and lol to making it toddler proof. If you figure that out, let me know!

  2. I came over from the 1+1+1=1 site.
    I really love your Book! I think it is very creative.
    Toddler proof - not sure there is such a thing!

  3. love this idea!! I can't wait to try this with my son.. Thanks for sharing!


    p.s. new blog reader via no time for flash cards.

  4. That turned out great! Awesome job! B would love that!

  5. Your pics are just fine! LOL
    Love the book, it looks great!


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