January was a month of hellos and goodbyes. We welcomed Arden and Joby to Ambarino. It has been wonderful getting to know them and see all that they have to add to the classroom. We also said "see you soon" to Brian as he moved into his new toddler classroom. It is always such a nice surprise to see his infectious smile outside the window facing the playground!
Our friends enjoyed showing off their new dance moves during circle time. Occasionally our older friends can be seen dancing at times when there is no music. There is also lots of clapping to be heard and smiles witnessed when the infants are expressing themselves in these moments. It is such an honor to witness the delight on their faces!
Favorite works this month were a large and small nesting dolls. Each child interacts with them differently. Younger friends have been seen manipulating them with their hands and occasionally tasting them with their mouths. Older infants have been interested in opening and closing them. "Put and take" works have been daily favorites that everyone has used in some capacity. As always, Ambarino is a very busy place with each infant in various stages of movement.
In February we will use many works of red and pink hues and talk about hearts of all shapes and sizes. The infants will help with a unique art project. On Valentine's Day we will read a special book about friendship while wearing our best red or pink threads too.
El Salon Ambarino Lead Teacher