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Nursery Rhyme Fun - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Nursery Rhymes

Art

The children marble painted with white paint on black paper, made candle sticks to resemble "Jack Be Nimble", painted with school buses by rolling them back and forth to make tracks, stamped with star cookie cutters and tomorrow the children will put Humpty-Dumpty back together by gluing on pieces.

Math

Money counting and sorting with jumbo plastic coins and baskets, cotton ball counting by placing them on sheep pattern contact paper ,egg matching and tomorrow the children will explore with colanders and black pipe cleaners to practice counting.

Motor Development

The children practiced lacing with spider rings and straws, rip white paper to strengthen fine motor skills. egg balancing on jumbo spoons and tomorrow the children will manipulate play dough into muffin tins.

Social activities:

The children learned how to do "London Bridges" by pairing up with partners/teachers, we pretended to be spiders by crawling on the spout on the floor, Exercise Cube, made play dough and dry erase boards.

Learning About the People in our Neighborhood - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 7, 2021 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (3)

It has been a week of fire safety and community helpers and they have been having a lot of fun with the activities that they have been doing. Red and yellow paint were added to baggies and the children had a chance to manipulate them on the outside of the bags with their hands and fingers and they also painted with whisks - what fun and different ways to experience paint in their environment. They put stickers on road printouts, glued cut up newspaper to other pieces of paper, and rolled trucks through paint. Flashlight beams were chased around the room, they ran from wall to wall out on the patio and followed a line made of chalk. They are planning a parade with instruments around the room and will try picking up cotton balls with tongs. It has been a week full of fun and learning and next week promises to be just as much excitement when it will be all about nursery rhymes.

Pirate Week - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on October 4, 2021 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Pirates this week

Art

the children made a treasure chest by gluing on coins to paper, Telescope- painted tubes gold, Pirate Hats- decorated w/ materials and made a Pirate ship by gluing on brown paper squares and hand print for flag.

Math

The children explored with number magnets/cookie sheets to practice number recognition.

Motor Development

During activity time, the children manipulated materials to see how they work, magnet people to see how they connect, stacking, corks w/ cartons and treasure chests w/ counters.

Social/Emotional

Walk the plank, find the hidden "ship" outside and parachute play outside

Sensory

Oatmeal, boats & coins

It's Fall - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 27, 2021 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (2)

It's Fall at the center and the room has been busy with all the colors of the season - reds, oranges and yellows. There have been books and songs about pumpkins and leaves, 5 Little Pumpkins was a huge hit! They each painted their own small pumpkin, stuck tissue paper to a large contact paper leaf and used loofahs to stamp up and down on a paper tree. Miss Gabby made cinnamon scented play dough for the children to manipulate and they really enjoyed it, plus it made the room smell really good! Paper leaves were stuck to the floor for them to move over by jumping or walking, they tossed balls into baskets, tongs were used to practice picking up cheerios, and they made their own creations with waffle blocks. Next week, we will be taking to the high seas while we discover the world of pirates, ahoy matey's!

Learning Colors & Shapes - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on September 16, 2021 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (13)

This weeks theme is "Colors & Shapes"

Art

The children used various cup sizes to stamp on paper with blue paint to see the different size circles shapes, glued red squares on white paper, painted with bristle blocks and used a hand sponge to stamp on paper with yellow paint.

Math

The children practice shape recognition by manipulating shape blocks into shape sorters, practiced color sorting by placing colored legos on colored mats, colored peg boards/pegs to match on boards and colored dot stickers on colored paper to match with teacher help and naming.

Sensory Table

Various colored shapes/materials and scoops

Books

Paddington's Colors, My First book of Shapes, Hide and Seek Colors, Shapes and Colors

All About Friends - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected]ildcare.org 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 (346)

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.


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