THE FIVE SENSES

This week we learned alot about our senses, sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Kids enjoy discovering new things around them and Experience Early Learning Curriculum gives us the opportunity to put together weekly activities that help kids flourish. This week we investigated the world around us through our senses and realized how much we…

All About Me

This week we are focusing on how we are unique. We talked about how people are alike and what makes them different, also about likes and dislikes. And that it is ok for us to be different. Our first lesson of the week started with a Community Challenge where in circle time we worked together…

In A World Of Online Learning

Right now we are inundated with online learning and screens. This goes against everything I want for my extended day kids. Most of my preschoolers and after school kids have been with me since they were young so of course they will stay with me and we will figure it out together. I have been…

Teaching kids to be strong

Teaching kids to be strong does not mean that they don’t have emotion, to me it means teaching them to be able to make mistakes and know that they can learn from them. Also teaching them how to cope in hard situations. Living in a pandemic with a preschool has been hard on me as…

We All Have A Little Superhero In Us

Imagine if you were a superhero for a day!!! Imaginative play is one of the many areas of play that are critical to a child’s development. Infants, toddlers and young children acquire developmental skills like fine and gross motor abilities and hand-eye coordination through contact with the real world, when they move and interact with…

Discovering Treasure

We started our travels as the captain of our own ship! We spent most of our morning pretending to travel to the beach, zoo and anywhere our ship would take us. We are excited this week to learn about Volcanoes, Caves, Coconut Trees, and Waterfalls. Kids learn best by interacting with other children and exploring…

Treasure Island Adventures

We are super thankful for our Experience Early Learning Curriculum during this time where we are able to set sail to many places around the world virtually. We are learning about the letter of the alphabet with our Treasure Island alphabet book. The kids enjoyed coloring their books and sharing with their parents. TREASURE ISLAND…

Bugs and Crawly Things!

Learning about the world around us as we explore in nature. Bugs what a fun subject to learn about. Learning that even the smallest bug is important to the world. We are encouraging our kids to slow down and really enjoy their outside environment. This week we learned about Leaf Cutter Bugs and that their…

Teaching Children During Times of Crisis

The first thing we need to realize is that they are children but can sense the world’s stress around us and the fear and uncertainty we feel. Kids often overhear a conversation and don’t understand all that is being said or take information they hear literally. We need to not be afraid to talk about…