What a busy month May has been. We are so happy that we have been getting to spend more time outside doing so many things, especially in this beautiful weather! We released our ladybugs that we have been growing out on the playground. We did big art with white paper taped to the fence and bright colorful chalk. For Cinco De Mayo, we made our own maracas out of Easter eggs filled with beans, and taped spoons to each side, we loved shaking them around during our dance party! We also did a lot of painting this month! For mother’s day we made hand print towels, which were adorable! We used our footprints to make sun rays for our bulletin board, the paintbrush was so ticklish on our feet! Also, for Memorial Day we used forks with red, white and blue paint and made fireworks! For the rainy days we have had this month we did activities such as using crepe paper to make a giant spider web from the walls that we had to slide and crawl under which is great for our gross motor skills! We spent time working on our fine motor skills as well, by using a laundry basket that had small cars in the bottom and strings laced through the holes; we had to figure out how to get the cars out, we used puzzles and play-dough a lot as well.
As we continue to grow and explore each day, we are using words such as No, Yes, All Done, Please and Thank you more and more, we love being able to incorporate our words into our daily routine!
Your toddlers are growing so fast, and a big part of their healthy development is what they eat and how much they are eating. Kids love to eat, and we should make sure what they are eating at home and in the classroom is delicious and nutritious! Of course it’s okay to have meals or snacks that don’t always consist of fruits or vegetables, but we do always want to try to control the portions we’re giving.