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 of a kind art. New language work this week is fruit lotto matching. One of our toddlers is pictured using the matching work. Through matching language work children practice problem solving skills and extend their vocabulary. We continue to go to the garden daily, noting the seasonal changes and picking the last of the tomatoes and peppers. Children use all their senses in the garden, touching and smelling the flowers and plants. Today we noticed the leaves are starting to cover the ground. Math work this week is fall and shape themed half to whole pictures. Through the half to whole work children learn shape recognition and use problem solving skills to match the pieces together.
Save the date! We will have a classroom Halloween party on Thursday October 31st from 9am to 10:30am. We will have fun games, treats and crafts to enjoy. Watch for a sign up sheet by the toddler door to donate party supplies. Please, NO costumes!