With the cold weather keeping us inside more often, we have created many new gross-motor activities to help the children nd a constructive outlet for their physical energy in the classroom. A particular favorite for the T2 students is the "bowling bunnies," a game that challenges them to knock over a set of stuffed rabbits by throwing bean bags at them. It has been a delight to observe them hone their aim, speed and dexterity through such a joyful game!
Bundle Up for the Cold
A new collage activity has caught the Toddler 2 students' interest in the Art area this week. They have enjoyed "dressing" a picture of a child by glueing warm winter clothes onto their body. In addition to the creative opportunities and ne-motor skills this material provides, it also stimulates language development by reinforcing vocabulary related to winter clothing and inviting the children to discuss their own experiences with bundling up for the cold.