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 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 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