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 .
The toddlers have been using a variety of materials for telephones. The teachers added a basket of props for the children to make their phone calls. We typically call each other and our families.
Today we mixed yellow and blue foam paint to make green. We added vehicles to make tracks. The Toddlers enjoyed exploring this sensory experience with all of our senses.
Today I was changing out the sand in the sensory table and decided to do water play with the toddlers. I put green water, beakers, and measuring cups in the sensory table for the children to explore.
After a while of exploration I added cornstarch for mixing and to make ooblek, I then added constructions vehicles, pots and pans.
The children explored this sensory experience for an extended period of time throughout the morning. Some children came, went and came back while others stayed for the whole time. A few of our friends were not interested in the messy experience while some of us had so much fun!
The toddlers enjoy sensory experiences, using their hands and their bodies to explore and learn.
Paint, Sand, Goop, Oobleck, Play dough are all materials we encourage children to explore-developing small muscles in their hands, language skills , problem solving strategies, math knowledge and social skills while having so much fun
The toddlers are enjoying spending more time at the park, playing in the sand, riding vehicles, climbing etc. The walk tot he park is a great opportunity to observe what is happening in our community.
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