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5 Little Pumpkins

Published on October 28, 2019 under Winter
Rhymes and movements for the hands and fingers, some of which date at almost 2000 years, are still used in early childhood classrooms, as well as the more modern action songs that involve the whole…
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Third Teacher

Published on October 16, 2019 under Winter
Research has proven that our environment, - the way we set up our rooms can often be the third teacher. Especially when following the philosophy of teaching we do I am reminded often how important…
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Hugs For Everyone

Published on October 11, 2019 under Winter
I keep telling you this year is different and it's really hard to explain other than saying all the kids are just so " chill." I think we always know that the kids love us…
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Getting It All Together

Published on October 9, 2019 under Winter
Think about how your child learned to speak. Did you teach your child one sound at a time and say " I -want -a -snack - from - the - kitchen ?" Of course not!…
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Fine Motor

Published on October 8, 2019 under Winter
Yesterday we talked about puzzles. Puzzles are one tool that can be used to help children develop fine motor skills. Why are fine motor skills important? Most people immediately just think of writing. There are…
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Puzzle Power

Published on October 7, 2019 under Winter
Puzzles help kids develop eye hand coordination, and other important skills. Learning to control hands and fingers according to information received from their sight is a coordination skill that aid children in early attempts of…
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Friday Follies

Published on October 4, 2019 under Winter
The kids were super active from the minute they were dropped off until the minute we laid down. Constantly running and playing and screaming and just being kids. During breakfast we did our Hegarty time…
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Invitation to Fall

Published on October 3, 2019 under Winter
Yesterday during your inside time I took one of the pumpkins that's been moved around in the playroom and put it on the table along with some orange paint. I asked the other children what…
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Inner voice

Published on October 2, 2019 under Winter
Today as I watched the boys play I had an epiphany. I'm sure it's not anything that no one has heard before but it was re-emphasized to me in front of my eyes. I watched…
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Just Obey

Published on September 30, 2019 under Winter
It's not really that simple. Sometimes small children haven't learned the skills or developed the self control to " just obey." It sounds simple but dig deeper. "Just sit still -" Children this age are…
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