Our toddler friends are exploring ramps in a variety of ways. They built ramps in the front yard to explore with water. AT the art table the teachers provided them with clipboard ramps, eye droppers and paint to explore ramps with paint.
Our toddlers made rice and beans for snack today. We explored rice and beans in our sensory table for several days. Lori shared her Moms recipe with us. The children soaked and cooked the beans yesterday. Today we chopped ingredients, made the rice and will be eatng delicious rice and beans for snack. YUM!
Swimming demonstrates our Coop Model in action-Families, Children and Teachers learning together!
Our toddler friends are observing the changes in caterpillars as they form themselves into a chrysalis
Baby Play and Cooking in Toddler Land
The children have been enjoying the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
Today Lori set out a provocation to inspire children to make caterpillars from playdough and other materials.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Painting, Collaging, Drumming
Insects, Worms, Flowers and Seeds
Shadows, Insects, Water Play, Natural Materials
A few of our friends noticed their shadows at the park and spent time playing with their own and friends’ shadows.
We added insects to the classroom-children are building homes for them with magnet tiles.
Children are exploring the flow of water, pouring it through funnels into tubes and seeing how it moves.
The toddlers practice mindfulness-taking deep breaths, breathing in and out, blowing out breaths. We have been practicing calming our bodies and our thoughts.
Today the toddlers went to the 263 Gallery to see their work displayed.
The toddlers have been exploring mixing things together. In these photos they are enjoying water and sand play.
Our toddler friends continue to build with magnet tiles on a daily basis. They build up and build structures to fill with teddy bears and other objects.
The toddler room is busy experiencing a variety of art forms to prepare for our annual art show. We have been learning about different artists and exploring multiple art mediums-clay, paint, wire, fabric, canvas, printing, dye and more .