This month the children will have great fun pretending to wrap presents since we all know they usually love the boxes better than what is in them. With all that practice they will be ready to help you out wrapping presents at home. A skill that we will work on this month is one that is extremely difficult for children, putting others before yourself. We will focus on what to give for the holidays rather than what we get.
- November 30 – December 4 –We could use your help. Young children sometimes need visual aids to remember details. As we talk about families this month it would be very helpful to have a photo of your family to hang up this helps the children when it is their turn to share at circle time.
- December 7 – 11 – As we talk about homes we will make our own house out of a giant box, boy do the children love boxes, we will talk about all of the things that make a building a home and try to add them to our box house. We will post pictures around the room of lots of different houses to give us ideas.
- December 14 – 18– Children frequently get told not to touch the Christmas tree because of all of the fragile things on it, so we will be making our own tree and ornaments that cannot be broken. We will put it out so that the children can decorate to their heart’s content and then take it off and do it again.
- December 21 – 23 –We have lots of art planned for this week. We will be making collages out of wrapping paper, party hats for New Year’s Eve, snowmen, and painting with kitchen gadgets. After we clean up from painting with the kitchen gadgets we are going to use them to create a Kitchen Clatter Band. As part of the holiday celebration, Toddle Towne purchases new toys and equipment and gives them as presents to the classrooms. REMINDER: TTLC will be closed December 24 & 25.