The art shelf has become a very popular area. They have enjoyed choosing their own coloring pages and coloring tools as well as using scissors. The dot-a-dot markers have been in great use. The toddlers were also heavily engaged with using the scissors to cut the flubber we made.
The most exciting thing to happen to the toddler environment this month was our new sandbox! The children have enjoyed watching the construction and have eagerly been waiting to explore and dig in the sandbox. With all of the construction work that has been going on we decided to bring out a few tool works including a tool puzzle and a tool picture matching work. The toddlers have enjoyed comparing the works to the different tools being used on the playground.
In February, we will have Valentine themed work available and will focus on our friendships and emotions. We will be making a friendship fruit salad as a group.