Sunday, August 5, 2018

The power of Connecting

A wide variety of materials used in child care and early education programs fall into the category of "manipulatives," including different types of building bricks and toys, collections of objects for sorting, small dolls and animals, and many other types of toys. Manipulatives, sometimes referred to as table toys, are an important part of the early childhood curriculum because children can use them to practice a wide variety of skills. Some of the most common skills children learn by using manipulatives include:
  • Fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, and visual discrimination
  • Recognition of shapes, colors, and textures
  • Comparison of similarities and differences, matching, classification, and pattern recognition
  • Following directions, following sequences, and concentrating for completing tasks
  • Chances to practice creativity and problem-solving
To help with fine motor skills in our Pre-K class, Mr.Zach has each child put together a puzzle of themselves. The had a great time and were even able to switch and put another friend together.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Animal Show

We were so excited to welcome Mr. Justin for NHECM Summer Wildlife Program. We learned all about different wildlife animals. We got to see lizards, a parrot and even a baby raccoon. Take a look at all the fun we had.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Power of Blocks

Block play is a great way to build skills we ordinarily think of as academic or school related. Blocks are especially beneficial when children are allowed to freely explore and manipulate the blocks in a variety of engaging ways. Children's creativity is further expanded through encouragement to make their own accessories from throw away junk items. When it comes to blocks it's all in their imaginations

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Fourth of July Celebration

We had a great time celebrating the Fourth of July at school. The kids created special red, white and blue paintings, bubble firework creations, holiday dress up and so much more. Check out some of the pictures that our teachers we able to capture during the day.