This month we will be talking about many holidays that are celebrated by different people in different places. Although these celebrations are all unique they all have some things in common such as family gatherings, candles, presents, and food. These are similarities are what we will focus on as we practice counting, cutting, and sequencing. Another 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 –Snowflakes are falling in the Learning Center as we each make our own glittery snowflake with our name on it. We will post them on the board and move them up as we learn to count higher and higher and we reach 100!! Be sure to stop by to find your child’s snowflake.
- December 7 – 11 –We are talking all about homes this week as we compare where we live with houses from around the block and around the world. Take some time and walk around the outside and inside of your house so that your child will be ready to share all about where they live.
- December 14 – 18 – Nothing says holidays like a little baking so we are breaking out the rolling pins and making some holiday cookies. In addition to being delicious baking cookies give us a chance to practice measuring, following directions, working together and licking the spoon, oh wait, I mean fine motor control.
- December 21 – 23 – This week we will be comparing family traditions. Everyone will get a chance to share what holiday they celebrate and what they do to celebrate. On the ride to school spend some time “remembering” what your family did last year so that your child will have stories to share with friends at circle time. Each year Toddle Towne buys new toys and equipment to give to the classrooms for Christmas we will be having loads of fun playing with all of our wonderful new stuff. We will also be looking towards the coming new year by coming up with New Year’s Resolutions. REMINDER: TTLC will be closed December 24 & 25.