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Though our Tot school is still very much informal at this point, sometimes we do more in depth themes. And by in depth, I mean somewhat in depth as Squeaker’s attention span is still quite short. Still, I try to capitalize on her interests at the time and the most recent theme that we tried out was based on monkeys. To make it more of a theme, we decided on M is for Monkey as our tot school theme. We may revisit this in the future.

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For Squeaker, I wanted to keep this simple, yet fun. So I started looking through the books that we have at home and started digging through her stuffed animal collection to find as many monkeys as possible. I wasn’t sure how I would incorporate them into our unit, but I felt that it would be necessary to include them somehow.

m is for monkey

To start her unit though, she wanted a little snack so I grabbed one of her Dannon Danimals smoothies from the fridge (she proceeded to grab the two containers that we had and stacked them on the table) before deciding on which one she was going to have.

m is for monkey monkey sorting

After having a quick drink, we started out our unit with monkey sorting. We sorted the four monkeys by size and while we sorted them, we also made monkey noises. I think Squeaker had a lot more fun making monkey noises than she did sorting monkeys. But, she’s not yet two years old so I expected that.

m is for monkey coloring

Next, I printed out a few of the coloring pages from the printable pack (which is included as a download in this post) for her to color. She did stay mostly within coloring on the paper and she mostly colored the monkey. Naturally, she had to take another sip of her smoothie before continuing on with the next part of our learning adventure.

danimals movement fuel

Next, it was time to move like a monkey. After doing a little bit of bouncing and jumping to go along with the book, 5 Little Monkeys, Squeaker decided that it was time for her (my little monkey) to take a little ride in her trike. She can just now reach the foot pedals but still needs to be pushed along.

I grabbed her smoothie and put it in the cup holder for her.

danimals monkey movement

The straw disappeared after she realized that she needed both hands to hold the handlebars.

We took another break after that so Squeaker could take a nap, and wouldn’t you know it- her interest had all but faded away by that point. Still, I think that she had a lot of fun with this and we’ll definitely explore monkeys again in the future.

If you’d like to use the pack that we did, you can download that below:

—> M is for Monkey <—

We’ll keep the adventure and fun going all day long, no matter what we’re doing with Dannon Danimals– the perfect pair for after school, at school, during tot school, or to start the day. Dannon Danimals helps provide the good stuff, with no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, or flavors. It’s also a great source of calcium and Vitamin D.

Dannon Danimals has also teamed up with the NFL to partner with their Play 60 Contest. Have you heard about it? I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials encouraging kids to get outside and play for at least an hour a day. By finding a Golden Bongo bottle (in specially marked packages of Dannon Danimals) your child could win a Play 60 field day for their school with NFL pros!

You can find Dannon Danimals in the dairy section of your local Walmart:

walmart danimals

That’s how we fuel our adventures with Dannon Danimals. What would you do?

Do you have a toddler or preschooler with an interest in monkeys? #Fueltheiradventures and check out this fun M is for Monkey tot school unit with free printables! #Ad
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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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