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All About Friends - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 9, 2021 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (6)

It’s a week all about our friends and we have been having so much fun with our activities and our group times with these friends. They decorated strips of paper that were then linked together to make a friendship chain. The children were paired up to paint together on poster board - it was different but so much fun for them! They practiced their fine motor skills by using lacing cards and then explored number magnets while the teachers labeled them for them while they sat at the table all together. There were follow the direction song/games such as “Ring Around the Rosie” and “Follow the Leader” which they love to mimic and imitate everyone around them. The children tried their hands at using magnifying glasses to study plastic bugs and during group times and transitions, they have been listening to books about different friends. It has been a week of the children learning to cooperate and participate with each other and they have been doing wonderfully! Next week, it is a week full of different shapes and colors!

Rain Sticks in the RainForest - Young Toddlers

Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2021 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (3)

This weeks theme is "Jungle/ Rain Forest"

Art

The children made rain sticks by filling up with beans, Parrot- painted red and added colorful feather's, paper plate snake-painted brown and tomorrow the children will make a Butterfly- symmetry art.

Math

Lady bug numbers sorters to practice early math 1-5 by matching the pieces together to make fit, Number peg boards with pegs to count as they place them in the holes, colored jungle animals with spoons and muffin tins to fill while counting and tomorrow the children will work on making a snake pattern by following the shape letter.

Motor Development

The children placed colorful feathers on contact paper to make stick , slide and build nature blocks to practice hand/finger grasp and manipulate pieces to make fit, bug catcher's with bugs and spoons to fill and balance bugs on spoon and tomorrow the children will balance frogs on a log in a row.

Language

Five Little Monkey's finger play, markers and paper to practice early writing scribbles and marks and Five green and Speckled Frogs song.

Health & Safety

Practiced covering our coughs in elbow and watched a short video on handwashing procedure.

Learning About Everyone - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on August 26, 2021 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (552)

This week's theme is "All About Me" and they have had a lot of fun with activities that center around them. The teachers outlined their bodies and then they got to paint "themselves", they outlined their hands and then used ink to make their fingerprints, they painted tin foil mirrors to look into and they drew faces onto a paper plate. How fun that these activities were a great opportunity to learn all about themselves! They also used bingo dabbers on paper, played with sensory bottles full of rice and beads, walked along chalk drawn lines and marched around the room to "The Ants Go Marching". All of this and books about being a superhero and celebrating just being them!

They have been very busy but full of smiles as they explored the different ways to use their bodies. Next week, they will be exploring the animals of the rainforest, how exciting!

Fun with School - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on August 19, 2021 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This weeks theme is "Back To School"

Language

The children explored with chalk and chalk boards to practice making scribbles & lines

Science

During activity time, the children manipulated cornstarch goop baggies by pressing, squeezing and smashing .

Sensory

We have rice with spoons

Blocks

Large wild animals were added to the block area

Lego Week - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on August 12, 2021 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It is Lego week throughout the center and the young toddler classroom is making the most of it. They have been painting with Lego's and then painting a Lego cutout to then try to "stack" them together. Other art activities have had them trying their hand at gluing, specifically different shapes to paper. They have been making a lot of music so a parade was in order - they had different musical instruments and blocks to clap together as they moved around the room together. Mixing colors in bottles and sorting colored balloons were two activities that they were fascinated by and that they wanted to watch and do for quite awhile. They had a Lego race while pushing large Lego blocks across the classroom and then had the opportunity to try balancing on those same Lego's and trying to hop off of them. Of course, there were plenty of opportunities to build with plenty of Lego's, big and small, and there were some fun interesting books about the adventures that could be had while being a Lego superhero. This has been a fun theme for them and next week will be all about the return to school.

Learning with Music - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on August 6, 2021 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Art

The children stamped with sponges and blue paint making various shapes on paper and rolled foam balls using sequins.

Math

The children used insect counters with containers to practice counting as they dropped each insect in container one by one.

Motor Development

The children used crayons to color on circles to make various marks/scribbles while practicing finger/hand grasp, The children explored with various size Legos by stacking as high as they can.

Books

Pete the Cat and Do Your Ears hang Low

Friday, the children will do an experiment with baking soda/vinegar, Toss the balls in the basket and work with smiley face stickers to peel and place on letter "D"

Sports Fun - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 29, 2021 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

It's sports week!  We have been busy learning all about baseball, basketball and football.  We have hit baseballs with bats off a tee, taking turns! Played basketball with the hoop on the patio and with a basket throwing foil balls into it.  We threw a football around and called a child's name to go and get the ball.

We made pennants with golf balls and paint and painted footballs brown.  We read some great books about sports this week, "Goodnight Baseball", "Go Next" a basketball story and "The Field".


Christmas in July - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 22, 2021 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This weeks theme is" X-Mas in July"

Friday- Swim Day

Art

Christmas Tree Sponge painting- used circle sponges to paint, Ornament painting- we used plastic ornaments to paint with, We used recycled paper, wrapping paper and ribbon to glue on tree cutout, and tomorrow we will make handprint ornament out of clay.

Math

Gift Sorting by helping children order small to big

Fine Motor

The children explored with stacking blocks by stacking and lining up and practiced lacing with shoestrings to help with finger grasp and eye-hand coordination.

Experiment

We mixed conditioner and corn starch to make fake snow- Family Cookbook

Construction Week - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 15, 2021 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s construction week and they have had so much fun with all different types of vehicles and building materials in songs, books and activities. Their art activities included running trucks through paint on paper, gluing white strips of paper on a stop sign, and painting on bubble wrap. Gross and fine motor skills were practiced when they “followed” roads made of tape with small trucks, built with various sizes of blocks and tore paper while sitting with friends. They played a game of matching with various tool box items and dropped balls down tubes. They listened to a “big” book called Company is Coming and another book called Big Wheels. They had so much fun doing a counting finger play called Beehive and doing the motions to Johnny’s Hammer. We aren’t swimming this week but will be in the pool twice next week while we get to also celebrate Christmas in July, so stay tuned for some fun updates on everything they will get to do!

Farm Fun - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 8, 2021 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This weeks theme is "Farm"

Closed Monday

Swim Day Friday

Art

The children made a "cow" by adding black paper squares to contact paper , paper plate sheep by gluing on cotton balls, black paper legs, head and eyes and, "Muddy Pig"- pig cut out in a gallon bag with brown paint and shaving cream to squish with hands to cover pig.

Fine Motor

The children practiced squeezing a glove filled with water by taking turns using their hands/fingers to make the water come out and farm animal puzzles

Math

During activity time the children used small vegetable counters with spoons/bowls to practice scooping and counting aloud with teacher help

Books/songs:

We have been singing "Old McDonald" all week with finger puppets, IPAD and books.

Book: Click Clack Moo Cows That Type and The Perfect Nest.