Our toddlers have grown so much over the month of November! Everyone has become more proficient in changing in and out of their rain gear and taking care of their own needs. A few friends still need a little assistance but welcome the help of their peers. We have been practicing our grace and courtesy skills including helping one another, using kind words, and saying please and thank you. During group time the most popular song requests have been “5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate” and our phonetic alphabet. The phonetic alphabet is a great stepping stone for beginning reading. During the song we identify the object and say what sound the object starts with. Several children have continued this practice into our everyday tasks by asking what various items around the school start with.
We enjoyed the storytelling visit from Margaret Read McDonald and all of her funny books. The children were very engaged and laughed as they mimicked the repetitive sections throughout the stories. We have all greatly appreciated the wish list donations! The children have been excited to see the new works including the new wheely bug, dressing frames, and math work.
As December nears there will be winter themed works and books as well as a few art activities for the toddlers. They will be creating a fun gift to bring home and share. We will be exploring the difference between hot and cold and have fun items to discover in our sensory bins. December is a shorter month for us as the end of the month brings winter break. We hope you all have a wonderful time with your families and Happy Holidays!