Toddler Program

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Laughter, friendships grown, learning and growing together! This just about sums up our school year! This year has meet and overcome many obstacles but we must remember all the “things” that did happen! This year brought us closer as a community, helped us learn what is really important and gave us hope for the future....
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The Pink Tower is a traditional Montessori Sensorial work. Through exploration of the pink tower, children begin to understand sequence and order, largest to smallest. Children learn counting from one to ten, from the smallest cube to the largest. The Pink Tower also helps children with visual discrimination. This year several of our toddlers mastered...
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Care of the environment! This week I picked out a few photos of children caring for the toddler environment. Through care of the environment opportunities, children gain independence, awareness of their surroundings and an appreciation of caring for others. As we wind down this unusual school year I’d like to share a few activities for...
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Pouring work! Oh how we love to pour all kinds of materials! The practical life work of pouring was very popular this year in the toddler classroom! Through pouring activities children develop hand and eye coordination, independence, and this activity allows opportunities for concentration. This is a practical life work that can easily be practiced...
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Concentration! Can a toddler-age child concentrate? Yes they can! The pictures in this newsletter show you just that! Concentration is a skill that needs practice to improve and develop. Our Montessori toddler classroom provides an environment that offers the time and opportunity to practice deep concentration! The Montessori “uninterrupted work cycle” enables the child to...
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Community! Family! Building community and fostering cooperation has been a focus all year in the toddler classroom. Children have had the opportunities to work side by side and also to learn and work independently! Friendships have been made that are so exciting to see unfold! This school year we have had the opportunity to broaden...
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Smiles to brighten your day! I love seeing all your smiles when we video chat on Fridays ! Hope everyone has been able to stay well and continuing to learn new things! As your child’s teacher I am here for you as a resource and helpful guide through Distance Learning ! Please reach out and...
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Hello toddler families! To say we miss you is an understatement! I hope everyone is healthy, happy and having fun at home! If you haven’t yet, check out our  Distance Learning site. This site is full of videos, ideas and activities for learning at home. Check out the toddler section; I have made and posted...
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Math work is a large component woven into the Montessori sensorial materials. Sensorial work  helps prepare the mathematical mind. Children have the opportunity to freely explore the materials. Students work with various shapes using puzzle boards and shape sorters. These materials are preparation for naming shapes and geometry. Children have asked to do some more...
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Welcome March! We are eagerly awaiting for the first day of spring! We are beginning to see many types of birds at our feeder! Let’s talk “real” practical life activities. The pictures attached show this perfectly. Children take care of the laundry; washing, drying and folding. Food prep this week was making strawberry muffins, slicing...
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