- March 16, 2018
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A squish and a squelch and a stomp! Little Elephants FDC provided a great sensory experience of dinosaur stomping and printing. The children explored colour and the sensory experience of squishing paint between little fingers. Educator Anna used the children’s interests in dinosaurs to support their explorations. What an engaging opportunity for the children to use their senses to explore!
Johnson House Toddlers children continue to be interested in creating their own music and shared a tapping stick experience with Cathy. The children are very confident singing A ram-sam-sam, The cool drummer and One two, tap your shoe. The children sang and played each of the songs slowly and fast, and also used the sticks to pretend to be the big hungry bear from the story "The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear". The children made loud booming sounds with the sticks and had the opportunity to develop their music concept skills, for example, beat, rhythm and tempo.
At Murray House Infants, the children are very interested in farm animals. Educators have provided a felt board with felt animals, using it to retell one of the children's favourite songs, Old McDonald had a farm. The children particularly enjoyed mimicking the sounds of the animals, naming the animals and having discussions about the animals' appearance. This experience facilitated visual literacy, language, and motor skills.
Rigby House was reopened only a few weeks ago following renovations, and children are already displaying comfort and security in their Rigby environment. Educators have enjoyed seeing the children demonstrate their self-help skills during meal times. As they hold their fork or spoon, they practice their large and small motor skills. They gain confidence in their ability to try new flavours and build their self-esteem and pride in their independence as they help with cleaning up afterwards.
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