Our little owls enjoyed more dramatic play at the Smoothie Shop, as well as lots of fine motor work. We cut, painted and laced beaded icicles. And all on a day that was in the upper 70's and humid. That's how we do winter in Texas!
We continue to work on our fine motor development with a wide variety of activities. This morning the children worked with pipettes to balance water on the suction cups of snowflake shaped bath clings. Not only is it important to understand how the pipette works but how to control it as well. Using the correct amount of pressure with your pincer grasp will allow the user to balance the water vs. squeezing too much and having it overflow. This takes lots of patience and practice. We are making great strides from where we started in September. We also laced beads and worked on q-tip painting which also strengthen these muscles. Our scissor skills have also come leaps and bounds from September. If you look closely at the children's busy little hands you can see that most are holding the scissors properly and are quite successful in their cutting skills. Mind you we are not doing much more than cutting snips at this point but we are building up to cutting a straight line and then eventually curves.
I hope you all enjoy the long weekend. We will be back at it next week learning all about polar animals.
Here you will find little snippets of our days together. When my children were in preschool and would come home I would always ask, "So, what did you do today?". All they ever said was, "Played." That didn't tell me much. I hope this blog will be a place to share what we have done and help you ask more directed questions of your child. You will see first hand just what we do after you kiss your little one goodbye in the morning. It will also be a great place to visit and see just how much your child has grown and learned throughout the year.