Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Sensory Paint

Sensory art at this age is a fantastic way to engage their senses and foster creativity. You can use materials like colored rice, sand, puffy paint, or water beads for them to explore. Finger paints, playdough and textured papers are also great options. Always remember to supervise and keep a close eye on this age, curiosity gets the best of them!



 

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Big Motor Skills

Big, giant, enormous motor skills! Intentional outdoor play is vital for physical and emotional growth. Infant 4 was busy this morning with tunnel peek-a-boo. Learning to navigate something new, watching others' turn and repeating a new skill are all great ways to develop big motor muscles and build trust.  



 

Sunday, May 12, 2024

The Sweetest of All Circle Times

Circle time in our Infant Three looked like this today! They were busy with Frog Street curriculum, learning baby signs and singing songs with Ms. Hilda. Spending time outside is great for building observation skills and has a positive effect on focus, skills they will use ongoing.  



 

Monday, April 29, 2024

Building New Relationships

Sometimes when a new child enroll, it is likely it is their first experience with other children their age or at all. We love to see the different interactions throughout the day between the babies. Although they do not have the skill to speak yet, they are still communicating with each other through play and actions. When they connect with each other this way, they build the necessary responses they need to carry on relationships at all ages. 


 

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Moving a Skill from Learning to Memory

The masters at color sorting are in Preschool 3 today! They are practicing not only their colors but also their counting. Doing simple worksheets like this daily will drastically improve these skills at this age. The only way to move these skills from learning, to memory, is to practice! 



 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Outdoor Time!

We love the changing of the seasons, especially into spring! Everything is blooming, including our kids! They love being able to take advantage of the sunshine and play outside. Push bikes, play sets, trikes and balls are the favorites. Using big motor skills is crucial for physical development at all ages. Challenging themselves and gaining confidence in their every day play! 




 

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Importance of Sensory

 As if Infant One was not already loaded with sensory toys and activities, the teachers in there have added even more! One of our friends uses hearing aids and is learning to communicate through other senses. Having the feels and sights throughout the room for him will help develop all the same styles of communicating as his classmates. 



Friday, March 8, 2024

Baby Chats

 Morning baby chats are an imperative part of the schedule in our Infant One class. They love to not only face each other and play independently, but to be able to communicate while doing so. With all the babbles and bubbles, they sure are a chatty bunch! 


Monday, February 26, 2024

Imaginative Play

 Preschool 3 was busy this morning in open centers. We love seeing them choose their own center to play in and more importantly how they choose to play in it. Imaginative play at this age allows each child to play and learn about different topics in their own way. Whether they are using the tool bucket and tools the correct way as they have been shown, or if they are using them for a completely other activity, they are still engaging with their developing mind. 



Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Shape Makers

PreK 2 was busy making 3D shapes with their connector cubes this morning. They discussed shapes and how to make them out of various objects. Letting this age group design and have their own thoughts about how to make the shapes themselves is great for the development. 



 

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Little Readers

 Toddler 3 was using their small group time to look at books this morning. Although they are not quite studying sight words or letter recognition, they are still telling the stories in front of them. Using the pictures and the verbal cues from their teachers, they are able to understand the sequence of their favorite story. 





Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Imaginative Play

Open centers is the best time for imaginative play! Preschool 4 was busy in dramatic play center this afternoon. From veterinarians and doctors, to princesses and wood shop, they all use their own idea of what these are to play them out in person. Having the children use "free play" allows them to bring all of this to life!





Thursday, January 11, 2024

Number Recognition

 Working on number recognition in Preschool 2 this morning. Using the visual of the gingerbread men and having them match with a number is a great way to introduce this skill. These are simple activities that can be done at home too.