The children had their hands in a little bit of everything today. We played house, painted a snowy scene and worked with play dough. I also spend some time with each child today working on assessments for our conferences on Friday, Feb. 5.
Our art time consisted of a bit of fine motor work and creative expression. Each child was first given a piece of bubble wrap. We talked about what it is used for and how much fun it is to pop the little bubbles. Of course we had to give it a try and what fun it was. We then painted the bubble wrap and used it to stamp onto a sheet of blue paper. The imprint left behind reminded us of falling snow. Then we added a polar bear to the scene and it was complete.
Our fine motor development is also evident when we are working with play dough. They children are now able to utilize play dough tools such as rollers, scissors, and cookie cutters. The most exciting development I have seen is how much more effectively they are able to use their own hands! Many can now roll play dough balls, make worms, and create mini sculptures. This morning some children were cutting play dough, while others made "meatballs" or even snowmen!
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.