I realized that I haven't shared with you that the children in the toddler group has changed. Most of them that were toddlers when I started this blog have become of preschool age. With that being said I have to change the style of the activities and now I can renew the toddler shelves with some materials that have already been toddler tested with a stamp of approval.
Color Box #1
The toddlers are busy as usual, during my observations of them individually I noticed that all of them play the guessing game when naming colors. When working with color box #1 they are very good at matching. When naming the colors it depends on what day of the week it is that they actually name the color correctly. So I made up a red basket containing all red objects, and a blue bag that contains all blue objects. The goal is to recognize the colors and name the object by saying " The red apple", " The blue cup". After working with these activities I hope that when working with the color box #1 they will be able to name the colors red, and blue, and then we will work on naming yellow.
I also set up this activity where they can weigh the red and blue bears or size them up.
Simple is just the best thing sometimes. The color of the week has never worked for my group of toddlers. I tried that weekly activity the first weeks of September, it just isn't child led enough for them and a true time block of boredom when your a toddler who may be interested in something completely different.