This Week’s Discoveries Nov 22-26, 2021

This week the children enjoyed using foamies to create some lovely winter scenes. We are practicing "first you glue and then you stick".

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They're ability to create intentional and recognizable pictures continues to develop week by week. Some peers are drawing detailed picture's while others enjoy more abstract creations.

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They are getting quite good at rinsing in between colors when painting and we are encouraging the children to plan what they want to paint before painting.

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The children continue to explore the magnets, they are learning how to move them like magic and are fostering their literacy skills with the alphabet magnets.

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Some peers were trying to make sand castles in the dry sand. They took turns adding water and were very excited to then make sand castles!

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Water play is a time of great focus and engagement  for the children.

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They love to add color to the water as well as a variety of tools and materials that support fine motor development, self regulation and imagination.

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The addition of real band aids had children using them on their own real boo boos,

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as well as on the the babies. After applying the band aid they comforted their baby just like a  mommy and daddy does.

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Imitating adult roles continues with friends preparing and feeding their babies, and washing dishes. What big boys and girls!

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Ramps continue to engage the children as does building with both big and small blocks.

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These opportunities foster social and emotional skills like turn taking and self regualtion.

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Outdoors, we were so excited to find snow and ice on the playground. We love to eat it!

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Collecting and throwing leaves  is so much fun too!

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We continue to foster social and gross motor skills through Octopus tag, What Time is it Mr. Wolf, Hide n Seek or group games that the children make up on their own.

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Their creativity is endless when creating obstacle courses.

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The addition of crates allows for more peers to see the construction that is so popular and it's great to see children challenging themselves and trying new things.

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