Colin and Jack were back into their block building, using
our new, bigger blocks to create constructions that
require a lot more balancing...they were great at
putting the blocks away later, too.
Smoosh, add more glitter, add feathers and pipe cleaners, Oh, now its a bear's home!
Lucas' balloon became more of a passenger on the trike...
New Year's wishes with a penny in Jill's special "wish box."
Nice green color you made, Sinh!
messing in paint and other sensory items with her hands.
As I mentioned in that article I wrote for the facebook
page, messes at this age are good, if not essential for
properly developing certain areas in the brain that
receive this important sensory information: "the messier a child is being, the more they are engaging their somatosensory skills. Somatosensory is a big word that combines the connections of several skills that involve touching, motor planning, cognitive and social skills!"
At the end of the day Friday, we read the familiar story, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Ava loves stories!
We play acted the story, using the blue bench as a bridge. Ava chose to play the troll, Hazel it the smallest billy goat.