I read a meme on Facebook the other day that said something like creativity isn't taught, it's encouraged. Left to their own devices, children are very creative. Probably sometimes in ways we don't approve of. But today I am talking more about creativity in painting. This is one of my passions.
Last week I wrote about a wonderful lesson the Room 3 preschoolers had on the sense of hearing. Today I would like to tell you about a lesson the Room 6 preschoolers had on the sense of taste and touch.
Did you know that children laugh hundreds of times a day? I'll bet you don't laugh that much. I know I don't. I'm sure you have heard that laughter is the best medicine. It relaxes your whole body and boosts your immune system.
Coloring is pretty much a universal activitiy From a toddler's scribbles to the adult coloring books now available, coloring is fun. But the benefits of coloring, for a toddler, extend beyond just being fun.
We just finished celebrating, if can call it that, Groundhog's Day. And I'm sure you heard that Phil saw his shadow mearning we will have six more weeks of winter. Supposedly his shadow sent him skittering back underground. Shadows can be frightening and they can be fun.
One of the things your preschool child will be exposed to is the alphabet. This is done through song, crafts and play. With the youngest of the preschoolers in Room 3, the focus is mainly on the sound of the letter and the shape of the letter.
Something happened and your child is right there beside you, It might be a spill, an unexpected phone call, or even some bad news. You are going to react, but before you do think about what you want your child to learn.
Christmas is nearly upon us. As Chritians we know the reason we celebrate. We know that the true and best gift of Christmas is Jesus. And now it is our job to not only remember that truth but to pass it on to our children.