Usually when the preschoolers go for their walks, the firetrucks are "sleeping," last week we had an inside tip that if they went for a walk they would be "awake." They were! Not only did the firefighters show the kids how high up they can go up, they took pictures of them while they were up there. Afterwards the children got to take how their very own firefighter hats!
Yesterday the Young Explorers classroom hung balloons up in the middle of their room on a string. They weren't just any balloons though, they had lights in them! The kids really enjoyed hitting the balloons and watching the lights sway back and forth.
The toddlers worked on their fine motor skills today in a few different ways. Peeling dinosaurs off of cookie sheets, using tongs to pick up pom poms, building blocks on the light table and scooping rice and pom poms in the sensory bin. Learning and working on our skills can be so much fun! If you're ever looking for fun activities to do with the kids at home just taping some of their toys to a cookie sheet or on any surface would be a great way to build their fine motor skills.
Yesterday the preschool classroom went on a treasure hunt! Ms. Emily made a map to help them find it and dressed like a pirate as well. The kids followed each clue and using teamwork, found the key that they needed to open the chest. They finally found the treasure chest outside in front under our TLC sign! What a fun way to learn to work together to figure things out!
Our annual preschool lemonade stand was a success! The children had a wonderful time cutting and squeezing the lemons, mixing it up and making some very delicious lemonade. They each took turns manning the stand and serving the parents and teachers as they showed up.
Our kids love water day! Every week we are able to get the kids outside to have some fun in the sun and explore the water. They love to drive their cars through the car wash, and splash in the pools! When there are puddles they never miss an opportunity to jump around in them as well.
In preparation for the 4th of July this weekend, the toddlers used cut up toilet paper rolls to make fireworks! They enjoyed stamping them to make them look like the fireworks and then realized they could slide them around to mix the colors and get purple!
Loving our ice cream truck Fridays, the children enjoy picking out their own sweet treat to eat! What a great way to start summer.
Sometimes at TLC more than one classroom will get really into a certain topic, these past couple months, our preschool kids and our toddlers were loving firetrucks! Both groups have been singing songs, reading books about and pretending to be firefighters. So much so that our teachers arranged for the preschoolers to go and visit firefighter Kevin to investigate and explore a firetruck. Later in the week, on their walk the toddlers saw the firefighters out and were also about to check out an EMS truck, how cool!
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