Sharing at Elm House

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Toddlers do not learn to share by having grown-ups make them do it. Having to give up a toy makes a toddler feel angry, not loving. At the toddler center children play with toys until they’re ready to give them up on their own. Caregivers may point out other toys, but they don’t make them share or take turns. -1..2..3 … Read More

Water our friends

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By I   Here, at Elm House, we have so many beautiful flowers blooming and plants growing! Sometimes it’s hard to remember all of our agreements about our garden and our living plant friends. Those flowers are just SO bright and big we need to grab them or pick them! I get it! Instead of saying “don’t grab the flowers” … Read More

“You’re Safe!”

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By Bee As we move into the spring and summer months we enter a transitional period; some people are leaving our community, some people are joining a different portion of our community, and new people are joining us for the first time. The past three days FBA has been visiting us in the morning. If you see him around, please … Read More

Where will we be in the fall?

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by Alisha With graduation just around the corner, there has been a lot of conversation about what will happen afterwards.  For the summer, we all have different plans. Some will stay at Tulip Tree some will go on trips or be at home with their families. Today at circle we talked about what would happen after the summer, in the … Read More

Focus

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Yesterday we shared some of the self portraits that were done this week. I mentioned that the children’s focus and attention was amazing to see. I wanted to share some photos with you of the kids creating their self portraits and let you see for yourself!

Final Self Portraits

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by Alisha This week has been very busy already! With everything that has happened so far, it’s hard to believe it’s only Tuesday! We have been working on graduation, planning and planting the garden, celebrating a birthday, spending lots of time outside in the beautiful sunshine, reading books, growing more mushrooms, playing “babies”, labeling plants in our indoor and outdoor … Read More

Happy April Birthdays!

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Happy happy birthday to HE, who celebrated her 5th birthday earlier this month! We got to watch a video of her as a baby, sneezing twice in a row, as she still does to this day! We also had a flower petal confetti dance party! And happy happy birthday to ZP, who celebrated her 4th birthday today! We got to … Read More

Respect your toddler

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By I At RIE we show respect, for example, by not picking up an infant without telling them beforehand, by talking directly to them and not over them, and by waiting for the child’s response. Such respectful attitudes help to develop an authentic child. Trust in the infants competence We have basic trust in the infant…because of this trust, we … Read More

Blossoming Backyard Habitat

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By Katee We have been seeing so many crows gathering nesting supplies, squirrels nibbling camelias, bees buzzing in the bluebells, and even hearing baby birds chirping in our evergreen tree.  The children are already aware of the needs of a habitat- food, water, shelter, and a place to raise young. Kerry has talked about these needs for a variety of … Read More