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Learning About Community Helpers - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 6, 2022 at 3:00 PM

This week's theme was fire safety/community helpers. In language this week, we did fire writing, which we used our fingers to write in red paint in Ziploc bags, we traced hoses, we played with foam letters, and we used colored pencils to write on notebook paper. In math and science this week, we did puzzles, shape matched fire trucks and ambulances, and sorted different colored envelopes into the correct mailboxes. In motor development this week, we practiced stop, drop, and roll, played with waffle blocks, ripped up orange and yellow paper, practiced blowing out tissue paper candles, and stacked boxes. In art we, played dress up, made a fire collage out of the paper we ripped, and did stamps. We added community helper dolls to our block area and the children enjoyed playing with them very much!

Looking for Treasure - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 29, 2022 at 3:20 PM

This week's theme was pirate. The children enjoyed reading books about pirates and listening to pirate songs. In language this week, we rolled a pirate cube and named the pictures on it, wrote on magnet board, colored with crayons and paper, did letter matching, and traced lines on our treasure map. In math and science this week, we played with magnet numbers and cookie sheets, sorted coins into ice cube trays, did a sinking experiment, and placed gems on grids. In motor development this week, we stacked wood tiles, stacked and manipulated cups, used tongs to place gems into ice cube trays, and walked the "plank." We also hid coins outside and ran around to find them. In art this week, we painted a treasure chest, painted a pirate telescope, decorated a pirate hat, and glued brown squares onto a pirate ship and made handprints on our pirate flag. We also added rice and treasure in our sensory table along with scoops. Tomorrow we will write on chalkboards with chalk, match different colored pirates, play with shape sorters, and make our very own pirate.

All About Fall - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 22, 2022 at 9:55 AM

It's officially fall and the children have jumped right into this week's theme. In language this week, we read various books about fall, wrote on magnetic writing boards, used bingo daubers on the letter F, played with magnet letter, and wrote with chalk on chalkboards. In math and science this week, we played with animal puzzles, math tiles, and made cinnamon playdough. In motor development this week, we stacked bristle blocks, waffle blocks, played with rainbow caterpillar gears, and flowers and flowerpots. In art this week, we glued leaf cutouts onto a poster board, used apples to stamp paint onto construction paper, and used a loofah to paint onto a tree. We also practiced putting on our coats using the flip trick. Tomorrow, we will color on leaf cutouts with markers, match acorns to the correct color container, jump like "popcorn", manipulate letter connectors, and make pumpkin pie art by stamping paint with pumpkin sponge and sprinkling pumpkin pie spice on top.

Colors & Shapes - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM

This week's theme was colors and shapes and the young toddlers enjoyed it so much! In language this week we colored on different shapes (red circles, orange rectangles, yellow triangles, and green squares) with crayons, markers, and colored pencils. We also read a lot off shape and color books. In math and science this week we did various shape puzzles, matched shape cutouts to their outlines, sorted Legos onto color mats, and mixed primary colors in Ziploc bags to create new colors! In motor development this week, we manipulated rainbow caterpillar gears, played with sensory bead shapes, placed yellow triangle tissue paper onto contact paper, and built with bristle blocks. In art we used cups to stamp red circles onto paper, painted a large rectangular box with red, yellow, and orang paint, glued yellow triangles onto paper, and used stamped bristle cubes into green paint to paint our papers. We also played with colorful airsoft balls in our sensory table, played with the parachute outside, took turns rolling a shape dice and naming the colors and shapes, and used paper plates to hit balloons. Tomorrow we will color on blue star shaped paper, sort through shapes to find the odd one out, hop onto different colors and shapes, and use blue finger paint to paint on stars.

All About Friends - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 8, 2022 at 3:25 PM

This week's theme was friends. For language development this week, we read various books and colored on paper with crayons. In math this week, we counted friends and played with magnetic numbers. To work on our motor development, we played with waffle blocks and threading boards. In art this week, we colored on strips of paper. Tomorrow we will read books, play I Spy, manipulate shaving cream picture bags, and make monster friends in art.

Exploring All About Me - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on August 25, 2022 at 5:50 PM

This week's theme was All About Me. This week, we read books which helped us with our language skills. To help with our cognitive skills, we traced our bodies, traced our hands and used ink to make fingerprints, played with math tiles, magnets, and played with shape cupcakes. To work on our motor skills this week, we played with animal connectors, blocks, and used tongs to sort pompoms into ice cube trays. In art this week, we painted our body outlines and decorated paper dolls with markers. tomorrow we will stack alphabet blocks in language, manipulate magnets for cognition, march around the room and play with bristle blocks for motor development, and finger paint in art.

Fun with Back to School - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on August 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM

This week's theme was "Back to School." In language this week, we read various books relating to the theme, we colored the letter A, wrote on chalkboards with chalk, played with magnetic letters, wrote with pencils in notebooks, and did a group drawing. In math and science this week, we matched different colored apples, sorted school supplies, drove cars into parking spots on the table, and made a cornstarch goop. In motor development this week, we filled bags with different items, strung beads on shoelaces, put clothes on a person cutout, and sorted buttons into ice cube trays. In art this week, we started a paper Mache apple, glued macaroni onto a pencil, painted and used popsicle sticks to make picture frames, and decorated "lunchboxes." We also worked in pairs to build block structures and played find the baby in the classroom. Tomorrow we will listen to back to school songs, color on paper with crayons, match different shapes and do shape puzzles, manipulate peg boards and paint our paper Mache apple.

Lego! - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on August 11, 2022 at 3:05 PM

This week's theme was Lego. In language this week, we read various books, colored on paper, and wrote with chalk on chalkboards. For motor development this week, we manipulated math tiles, waffle blocks, letter blocks, and soft Lego blocks. In art this week, we painted with Legos, colored on Lego shaped paper, and glued shapes onto paper. We also played with various types of Legos: big ones, small ones, hard ones, and soft ones. We made Lego soup in our sensory table with water, Legos, and various utensils, including ladles and tongs. Hope you enjoy your long weekend!

Celebrating Christmas in July - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 28, 2022 at 1:50 PM

It's Christmas in July! Minus the presents. This week our theme was Christmas and the children enjoyed incorporating the Christmas spirit in their activities. In language this week, we read various Christmas related books, played "I Spy" with Christmas themed objects, and wrote letters to Santa. In math this week, we counted Christmas ornaments on Christmas trees, we counted reindeer, and we played with puzzles. In motor development this week, we manipulated animal connectors, math tiles, and sound and shape stackers. In art this week, we painted Christmas trees, rolled ornaments around in a box with paint, glued tissue paper on Christmas trees, and colored with markers to create Christmas cards. Tomorrow we will play "Santa Says" to work on following directions, manipulate shape sorters and pound benches for cognition development, play "Pin The Nose on Rudolph" to work on motor development, and in art we will create handprint ornament keepsakes (so I guess there is a present in this after all).

Three Strikes!- Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 21, 2022 at 3:55 PM

Three strikes, you're out! Or is it three strikes is a turkey? Guess it all depends on which sport you're playing. This week, we learned about different sports including bowling, baseball, soccer, basketball, and football. We read several books about sports and we took part in playing some sports on our own. We took turns hitting a softball with a bat and kicking a soccer ball into cups. In language this week we wrote on scoreboards with markers, colored on baseball bats, colored on foam fingers, and wrote on dry erase boards. In math and science this week, we counted bowling pins, matched baseball items (bat, ball, helmets, mitts), bounced different types of balls and compared them, and we matched different colored basketballs. In motor development this week, we put bowling pins into containers, laced a baseball with string, stuck felt pieces on a soccer ball, and used pompoms to make basketball shots. In art this week, we glued different sports ball on paper, we painted a baseball cap, we used bingo daubers to decorate soccer jerseys, and we used Q-tips to paint a basketball. We also added balls and buckets to ours sensory table and bowling pins to our block area. We put together our recipe book and pretended to cook some of them in our drama area. Tomorrow we will write on chalkboards in language, sort different sports balls in math, placed tissue paper on a football contact paper cutout in motor development, and create a team spirit windsock in art.