Toddler

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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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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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