Works that connect together and can be taken apart have been very popular. We introduced pop beads of many different colors at the start of the month. The older infants love to spend time connecting 2-3 together and then try to take them apart. The younger infants spent time exploring 1 or 2 beads at a time with their hands and often their mouths. At the end of the month, a large peg work has been a fun, and at times, challenging work for our older friends to use with the peg board or just connecting the pegs together. A red mystery box was a popular work among all friends to explore this month. It contained 6 different red items of all different shapes, sizes, and textures. The one item that was almost always in use from the box was a red giraffe that squeaked.
To celebrate Valentine's Day, we all wore our best shades of red and pink, sang "The More We Get Together," and read Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! The infants also helped with a Valentine's Day craft by posing for a picture for a "whaley" sweet card for mom and dad.
In March, we will explore several rainbow colored works, talk aboat all things green and enjoy watching for the first signs of spring outside. It will be nice to spring forward at the start of March to be able to enjoy daylight for longer periods of time.