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I get so excited to show everyone what our toddlers CAN do! The new year has been packed with practical life work such as care of the environment and straining work. Pictured, a child is stringing cheerios to make a bird feeder. Aeris uses a slotted spoon to strain small ducks in water. Children also...
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Happy New Year! Welcome back everyone! Toddlers are busy once again with new materials for January. Our practical life work continues to be real work such as folding towels, sweeping the floor and dusting. Other practical life work of bead stringing (as shone in the picture) and a work of coins placed in the gold...
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This holiday season has been a joyful and fun celebration in the toddler classroom! Children enjoyed beautiful music and dance at the music program, made ornaments and learned songs and poems of the season. In the month of December we welcomed Ella, Henry and Gabriel to our toddler community! Movement is so essential to toddler...
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We are growing! Please help me welcome Ella, Gabriel and Henry to our Toddler Community. We are excited to get to know you! Save the date for our Holiday Celebration ! Please join us on December 20th, from 10am to 11:30 for our party! Please see the sign up sheet for needed donations! Thanks in...
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December! Toddlers are ready for the smell of pine, the holiday festivities and snow! Children are anxiously awaiting for snow to cover the playground. December work has a festive feel as well. Mark your calendars for our Holiday Party on December 20th from 10am to 11:30 am. Please join us for games, crafts and festive...
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This has been a fun fall, full of exciting exploration and learning! Children raked the leaves, harvested the last of the tomatoes in the garden and found pine cones on the trail. We are currently enjoying scrubbing. It seems so simple but this practical life work is very appealing to the toddlers. We scrub the...
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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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