Toddler Program

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Movement! Movement! Movement! We were not meant to sit still! Toddlers learn through movement. Children of this age are learning balance, coordination and are refining their gross motor skills. Dr. Montessori knew that movement is an essential factor in the physical and intellectual growth of children. Our toddler classroom offers many choices for movement! Children...
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Lets talk sensorial! Pictured are two toddlers using the rough and smooth boards. Children use these boards touching and deciding if the board is rough or smooth. This develops their sense of touch and enriches vocabulary. Aris is exploring the brown prism at the shelf. When toddlers explore the sensorial work at the shelf it...
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Leaves are falling, the wind blows cold, but we don’t mind at all! Children have been busy using their skills to create half to whole puzzles like the matching work pictured. Jameson is matching two pieces of a language half to whole pictures that integrates math skills as well. Popular practical life work this week...
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Every child is an artist! Just look at what we can create! Through art children learn creativity, gain fine motor skills that are essential for a child’s school readiness and provides practice with hand and eye coordination. In our toddler classroom we use watercolor and tempera paints, crayons, markers and colored pencils to create one...
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Hello everyone! Toddlers are a busy fun group of students. These past few weeks we have focused on teamwork and helpfulness and learning what it takes to be a good friend! One of the newsletter pictures shows two students using teamwork and cooperation to balance blocks on the scale. Children help each other to follow...
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Fall is in the air and the autumn breezes are blowing! So far this October we have enjoyed many pumpkin and leaf related activities and work! In our science and nature area children explore leaves, pumpkins, sunflowers and gourds. We talk about textures of the gourdes and pumpkins, helping to enrich the children’s vocabulary. Many...
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This year  has already been one of growth and rapid learning for our toddlers! I see many “ah ha” moments when a child completes a skill on their own or tries a new work. You can see them beaming with pride, “I did it” they say! So fun to watch these little butterflies unfold and...
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Fall fun! This week the weather has been perfect for outside exploration! Children have had the opportunity to visit the garden daily, noting changes and watering the plants. Inside our classroom provides much learning and growth, language and math activities are plentiful. The children enjoy art and socializing with each other. Our practical life work...
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Baking with apples this week! Together we followed a recipe for apple muffins; mixing, measuring, stirring and scooping into the muffin tin. We talked about how much flour and sugar to add, all the while counting as we added the ingredients. Children commented about the sweet smell as they added the cinnamon! Other practical life...
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Apple season! Toddlers use all their senses to explore and learn about their world! This month we have tasted different varieties and colors of apples, smelled apples and sorted colors of apples too! This week we made applesauce together; mixing, measuring and stirring the ingredients,  smelling the sweet cinnamon as it cooked! This is real...
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