Every week gets more and more exciting! Now that all the children are participating beautifully and no one is missing Mommy too much (sorry Moms)… the exploring and learning that is taking place is too incredible! I can never stay away!!
The senses are a wonderful theme. We will continue to explore our senses through all our themes as it is the way we experience everything around us. Being able to integrate and modulate their senses is so important for the children. Their growing little minds are receiving all this different sensory input and their brains are hard at work assimilating, sorting and storing all the info! Expose your children to as much sensory input as you can in your everyday interactions…. bathing, cooking, playing outside. Always talk about what you see and how it feels, smells, what you hear, and if appropriate, how it tastes.
The children are enjoying their yoga so much. Watching them this week gave me chills! I was so impressed with the concentration and effort they put in! They love listening to the story Teacher Claire tells them and do their best to make the poses.
For cooking this Friday Yaya Katie made pasta dough and wrapped individual little balls in cling wrap for each child. They came into the kitchen in small groups and were most intrigued, unwrapping, smelling, poking and kneading their dough. They rolled it out as flat as they could and then took up posts around the pasta machine. One by one Katie and Caroline helped them put their dough through the machine, turning the handle till it got thin enough to cut into skinny spaghetti strands. They were FACINATED! They hung it up to dry and waited anxiously for lunch!
Their pasta was served with a colour of the week, RED, Napolitana sauce and we had smiles and sauce from ear to ear as they ate their own home made pasta!
I painted with spices with the children this week. We looked at the different colours and shapes, smelt the interesting fragrances and felt the different hard spices like coriander seed, mustard seed and cloves. It smelt amazing in the studio and I got very messy!
I don’t think I have ever enjoyed Valentine’s Day as much as I did this Friday. It was wonderful to do all the little projects with the children and see how proud and excited they were to be making something special for Valentine’s Day for their Moms and Dads! Some of them didn’t want to let their creations out of their sight 🙂
I hope you all loved your special creations made with so much love.
Thank you for dressing them all in red and making the day so special. I would like to say thank you on behalf of all of the EcoKids staff for the little pressies and spoils that you sent for us!!