Fall has finally arrived and our toddlers are enjoying the weather outside, seeing the leaves falling, and feeling the breeze. Along with Fall, pumpkins have also arrived in our classroom. Our toddlers are very busy with several different pumpkin works around the classroom.
Our toddlers are learning how to work with one another, work alone, and respect each other, our works, and all of the Montessori materials. We will continue to develop the toddler’s “sense of order” by showing and reinforcing where each material belongs and how to use them. We also provide the respect, tenderness, warmth, and patience that allows the children to blossom.
Our toddler environment is designed to have a place for everything. Presentations on each work are demonstrated in a way that will inspire your child’s interest.
Our “line time” allows the children to learn to sit together. The children begin by singing a song in Spanish every time. Repetition is key in allowing small children to process and learn language skills. This time also allows the children the opportunity to recognize their name, their friend’s names, and their teacher’s names.
How can you help your child succeed at home?
— encourage them to pour water or milk into his/her cup
— give them the opportunity to help you set the table
— prepare their own snacks; (Our toddlers have been working with a banana slicer, if you put it on a lower shelf or table for them to reach, they will be able to use it more easily. As always, supervise your child during meal and snack times)
— encourage them to put his/her clothes in the laundry basket on their own
— encourage them to put his/her shoes and clothes by themselves.
“FREE THE CHILD’S POTENTIAL AND YOU WILL
TRANSFORM HIM INTO THE WORLD”
Thank you so much to the Fishman Family for the generous and thoughtful donation of pumpkins, we really appreciate it!