Thursday, July 23, 2009

Toddler Time Thursday!

This week's ABC and 123 picnic table talk is about organizing. I am really enjoying checking out how everyone else is managing to organize their activities and supplies.

Here is what I've been working on to get our daily activities organized.

In my cupboards in the dinning room, I have set up the toys and activities that Molly needs to have one of us around to do. The way I have it set up:
-There are about 30 activities in manila envelopes all ready to go
-Each night I put six of the activities on 6 different trays for her to work on the next day
-After we've done the activities, the next night I switch about 3 of them, so she gets some repeats each day.
-The top shelf is extra supplies and activities that don't fit into the envelopes.

Then each day she gets to work on one tray activity at a time. The best part is, before she can move on to another tray, she has to put everything back onto the first tray, so she is learning to pick up before she gets something else out.

My husband is working on making me shelves in the cupboard, so that I can slide the trays onto the shelves, I am really excited at how nice that will work.


  1. You are crazy organized with your trays. I love it!

  2. I wish I could stay more on top of switching out toys and trays

  3. How are you so energized, organized, and ready to do all of these things for her? I am not that motivated...maybe I will be later when Marlee gets bigger...

  4. What a great idea, you are such a good momma!

  5. I love your ideas for the manila envelopes and trays! I need to do something like this for my "tot"!!

  6. You are so wonderfully organized. I just wish I had motivation and energy to put learning activities for my daughter so much together, but I am learning from the pros :) Thanks for sharing!