The Highlights! Dec. 5-9, 2022

Christmas is the interest these days. Peers challenge themselves with festive puzzles and expand their vocabulary while telling us what they want for Christmas when looking through the toy catalogues.

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Decorating the Christmas tree and dancing to Christmas music really puts us in the holiday spirit.

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The children pretended to skate using blocks and pretended to give each other Christmas presents. What a great time of year!

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We extended our interest in drawing faces and people by offering items to create a 3-d person. Peers were very proud of their creations.

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Some peers chose to paint their mom’s and dad’s too.

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Role play is such an integral part of developing a child’s sense of self. This week they enjoyed pretending to grocery shop.

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A spontaneous activity of matching pictures and labels to food they bought occurred through this experience.  What a great example of children extending their learning independently.  Such capable and competent individuals!

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Peers practice their fine motor skills in notebooks too!

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Loose parts continue to intrigue and engage the children.

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Sand and water play engage the children’s senses and promotes social and cognitive development.

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Peers used tongs and mini strainers to find letters and shiny jewels among the bubbly water!

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Interacting and exploring live creatures like snails and potato bugs helps children learn more about the natural world.

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Using a variety of open ended materials to build and imagine with promotes a child’s sense of expression.

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Counting number blocks and sorting shapes happen naturally when the environment is rich and stimulating.

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A cozy area to self regulate and promote our literacy skills.

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A giant exercise ball was a fun way to move our bodies ad practice turn taking.

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We love to fix items on the playground like bikes, the pavement and the fence.

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Obstacle courses. The possibilities are endless and a great way to exercise our gross motor skills.

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A giant game of bowling promoted accuracy and turn taking.

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Racing in variety of ways builds our endurance and creativity!

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