We welcomed Heidi again today for our weekly Wednesday special music circle, and the children were so excited to have her back. We got right into songs she had been teaching us before the break and taught us a new one as well. The children played instruments, sang, danced, learned some Spanish, and played games with Heidi- all in a … Read More
by Katee I have been in bed much of this week, nursing a cold, reading, and maybe eating some Halloween candy. I read an article that I wanted to share with everyone about risky play and ‘Adventure Playgrounds’. The article by Hanna Rosin at The Atlantic is titled , The Overprotected Kid. Well the article is quite lengthy and I … Read More
by Katee It is a topic that we address each year, and each year is so important to address. Rough play, horseplay, roughhousing – it’s something all little animals do as a part of their development and human children are no exception. Children learn physical skills from this play including controlling muscle movements, they learn social and emotional skills including … Read More
by Katee Played outside all morning today! The children played games, splashed in the water table, built in the sandbox, hung out in the hammock, rode bikes, visited with the rabbits, and drew many many tattoos on each other. After reading the book, “Mama Is It Summer Yet?”, the children were pretty convinced that that’s where were at today. today
By Katee Many children started their day today gathered around a fun painting provocation. We dipped marbles in a variety of paint colors, dropped them in a box with a sheet of strong paper, closed it up, and shooooooooook! The box was wide enough that it called the children to move their entire bodies as they shook it vigorously. The … Read More
…because it’s sunny!” – KP By Katee And today was very different than the past few months have been. The air is warm, the sun is out, and we are more than ready to embrace it! We have been outside the whole day, except for lunch and rest time. The children mobbed the cubby room this morning when we asked … Read More
By Katee Sunny February weather brings smiling children at play. What a great day for hanging with friends For fighting fires For playing baseball
Field trip to the plant nursery.
Preschoolers play with receipt paper rolls.