We have specifically chosen materials, which we hope will support and extend the toddler group’s evolving interest and explorations around dramatic play. Dramatic play is also referred to as symbolic, imaginative, or pretend play. “Dramatic play remains an integral part of the developmental learning process by allowing children to develop skills in such areas as… Read more »
A student stacks three identically shaped blocks, each a different color, one on top of the other. He closely examines this structure, with a dry erase marker in his hand, and pauses for a moment. He then gently places one hand on top of the structure before drawing on it (he understands that it would… Read more »
We finally completed our musical shaker project and have been incorporating them into our musical explorations this week. We’ve also been enjoying singing some Holiday songs–Jingle bells, Rudolf, and a song about Hanukkah. The children are very excited to share them with you!
We teachers are grateful for our wonderful natural resources at Patchwork such as the fruit trees and the gardens, which can support an understanding of where food comes from. The children seem to really enjoy this hands on experience of harvesting produce and then turning it into something delicious! We used a super awesome… Read more »
The apples have been so plentiful that we’ve been trying to find new ways to interact with them! This week, we had a painting project with the apples. The children experimented with rolling and smearing the apples around on the paper and seeing how the paint blends and squishes.