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Christmas in July - Young Toddler

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

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 ()

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 ()

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.

Learning About America - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on July 1, 2021 at 4:50 PM Comments comments ()

It's time to celebrate our country this week and there has been so many new experiences! We had mud day which was a whole lot of fun for everyone that participated! While inside the classroom, art activities have had them painting with koosh balls (to resemble fireworks), decorating a wreath with stars that they added glitter, sequins and paint to and tomorrow they will make a flag. They played with the parachute, snap blocks, and the shape sorters. The teacher has read a lot of books about the upcoming holiday and the children have listened to songs that are new as well. Language activities have included using red and blue chalk on black construction paper and listening to songs that included movements. Gross and fine motor games included sticking straws into holes at the bottom of cups and tossing rings onto cones. They will also have a day of swimming this week. It has been a fun and busy week of red, white and blue and next week will bring some more fun when it is all about farms and their animals!

Summer Time Fun - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on June 24, 2021 at 2:15 PM Comments comments ()

It's summer time in our classroom and there have been many ways that we have been enjoying it! The children are having two opportunities to splash around in the pools this week and there is a new splash pad to play in as well. Some of the children are enjoying it a little more than others but all are coming around to it and are splashing and having a ton of fun while outside. Art activities have them making rainbow suncatchers with contact paper and tissue paper, making a large sun with their handprints and drawing on paper with chalk. They are using their fine motor skills to thread beads onto string and using tongs to try to pick up insects and drop them into containers. Language time has been a lot of fun too - bingo dabbers on the letter "s", stamping with different letter stamps and reading lots of books about the summer and the different ways people can celebrate it with their families. Sprinkled into all of this is science time where they will get a chance to feel the difference between hot and cold using ice and warm water. It has been a fun, busy week with a lot of new experiences and next week promises to be as much fun when we celebrate our country with the America the Beautiful theme!

What About Those Dads! - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on June 17, 2021 at 1:30 PM Comments comments ()

It has been a fun week with many activities that have centered around the father's and father figures in their lives and the children have loved every minute of it. They did a dance to a Father's Day chicka chicka boom boom tune and it was really cute! They have heard lots of new stories and songs that have been a huge hit and of course, they all made their daddies a special gift. For their fine motor activities, they played with pounding benches, shape sorters, scooped rice from one container to another, let cars go zooming down tubes and puzzles. Gross motor activities had them rolling balls down ramps and shaking a tub with their friends that had golf balls, paint and foil in it to make an interesting art product in the end. Art activities had them painting with brushes and chalking on paper. They had a chance to take occupation people out of a box while the teacher talked about what they had "found" - they loved it! Together with the teacher they have been building block towers and moving a parachute up and down. So busy but so much fun! We will swim twice next week - we will let you know how they did and how much fun they have. Let's hope for some nice warm weather!

Exploring Under the Sea - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on June 10, 2021 at 4:25 PM Comments comments ()

Art

Attached ribbons and yarn to jellyfish contact paper

Math

Waffle blocks to practice patterning, playdough and seashells for pressing and making designs while working fingers and fish bowl color matching to practice color recognition.

Motor Development

Coral Reef Hop- The children hopped from reef to reef to practice leg/feet movements and feet leaving the floor.

Books

the Pout Pout Fish, Barnacle is Bored and Ten Splishly Splashy Fish

Friday is swim day- Tomorrow

Supe Hero Fun! - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on June 3, 2021 at 2:30 PM Comments comments ()

It has been all about superheroes this week and the children have had a blast! For art activities, they put their hand prints on paper and tomorrow they will make a shield with paper plates and stars! Their fine motor skills have been practiced by trying their hand at fixing rubber bands onto yogurt containers and manipulating home made playdoh. For a fun science experiment, they will watch watch what happens when blown up balloons are filled with baking soda and vinegar, stay tuned for the results! We have been singing all kinds of fun songs that get them up and moving and listening to fun stories in books and the felt board (Little Red Riding Hood was a big hit). All of this while working on table manners and playing outside with all of our friends! Next week, we will be having fun learning about the animals under the sea and we start swimming!

Camping - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on May 28, 2021 at 6:00 AM Comments comments ()

This weeks theme is "Camping"

Art

The children painted with marshmallows by dipping in paint and stamping on paper, worked with and explored with tissue paper and contact by placing on top to stick and make a "Campfire".

Math

The children explores with insect counters by naming insect and color and Explores with various toys by pressing onto playdough to make animal tracks.

Motor Development

The children used Lincoln Logs to manipulate and make their own creations, work and strengthen their finger and hand manipulation with new activities.

Drama

We added a tent for the children to play in this week

Books

Huggly Goes Camping, penguins Love Colors, Ten Chirpy Chicks and Curious George Goes Camping

Circus Time - Young Toddler

Posted by [email protected] on May 20, 2021 at 2:55 PM Comments comments ()

It is circus time in our room and we have been having so much fun! Many of the art activities centered around gluing - they made a clown hat by gluing pom poms on it, they glued cotton balls onto a paper tube to make cotton candy and then they glued paper strips and paper popcorn to make a popcorn box. So much fun! The children also used bingo dabbers on paper and chalk on the patio outside. To get them up and moving, an animal movement song was played for them to move like all the different animals. Fine motor activities had them building with blocks, snapping blocks together, manipulating play dough, and dropping tickets into containers. All of this while reading books about the circus - animals and all the different sights and smells that they might see while there. It has been a week full of sights and sounds and lots of discovery. Next week, the children will get to experience the outdoors while activities will be all about camping!


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