Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hooray for Baby Trays! - First Tot School Post

I have seen the idea of Tot Trays around the web for a while.  There is a good general description of them here. It is essentially a Montessori method of activity presentation contained within a tray.  I have been searching for trays to fit Xander's shelves for a while and finally found some at Michael's.  It is amazing how happy a few thin pieces of plastic can make me, but the possibilities are endless!

Since he is only 9 months we will just adapt the Tot Tray concept.  I love that it will let me provide his learning toys in a more organized way.  Plus, it makes rotating his activities easier to remember to do.  I can easily see which activities we have been doing most lately and switch them accordingly.

We have used the trays constantly since I bought them!

Playing with toys on two trays at once!

Apparently the tray even makes a wonderful seat.  Doesn't look comfortable to me!

This is where I store the trays.  Right now I only have three, to keep one shelf to rotate a puzzle (which he has really been enjoying lately).  We currently have a bug chain, stacking cups, and a tray of busy balls and peek a blocks from his giraffe.

The button below links to other Tot School posts.  It is a group of moms that blog about the learning activities they are doing with their toddlers.

Tot School


  1. Welcome to the world of Tot School! Your little one is just adorable!

  2. Thank you so much! I look forward to this exciting world! Btw, I love your blog!

  3. Welcome! Your little guy is so cute. :) Have so much fun with Tot School. You will never lack for ideas here....so many creative mommas. :)

  4. Thank you for all of the tips, direct links to products, and overall info! Your blog is the best ever!


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