Friday, June 15, 2018

Water Day

Water Day is a always a summer favorite for all the kids. They had a blast on the water slide, exploring in different water bins and going through the car wash. Here is a peak at all the fun we had.

The Power of Nature

Spending time in nature is essential for cognitive development. Nature play stimulates creativity and problem solving skills integral to executive function development. Children who play and spend time in nature have increased concentration and cognitive skills.

Take a look at some ways our school family was able to benefit from nature this week. We were able to enjoy story time, nature walks, gross motor and snack time in a natural setting. Some of our classes even brought nature inside to create with.

Fine Motor Skills for toddlers

Fine Motor Skills are those the involve a refined use of small muscles which control the hand, fingers and thumb. With the development fo these skills, a child is able to complete important tasks such as writing, feeding oneself, buttoning and zippering.
Check out Toddler Two enhancing their fine motor skills with clothes pins and cotton ball paintings.

Potty Training 101

Keeping our parents updated with information to help  in and out of school is very important. We had a representative from the state agency CCR&R to come out and assist the parents with a potty training class. The turn out was big and the parents were thankful and learned a lot. There were a couple of parents who asked if there would be another training for them to participate in later on. We will be looking to do something like this again in the future.