Hello Toddler Families!
We are well into our second month of the program and the children are doing very well! They are settling into the daily routine and they make me smile every day. They are very busy choosing work from the shelves, setting their place for snack and singing songs. I would be happy to hear any feedback from you about changes that you are seeing in your child at home.
As we try and sort out the situation with the set up and take down of the classroom everyday, we appreciate your patience and support in the morning if we are running a little behind schedule. It is our hope that we will be able to leave the room set up every day at some point. We will continue to work with the District on this issue.
The toddler program provides your child with an environment that promotes independence. Your child wants to be independent and do things for themselves. You may hear your child say: “I want to do it” or “Me do it!”. At home, you can help them to be independent by allowing them to try and dress themselves or have dishes within their reach so they can set their own place at meal time.
Language is also very important for your toddler. Reading books to your child is a great thing to do, as well as naming the objects around you, at home and outdoors. Remember when you are doing this, to just say the name of the object. For example, if you are outside and you see a dog. Only say ‘dog’ and always use the real name of the object (not ‘doggie’).
Here is a list of some songs we sing at school:
Head and Shoulders
Good Morning Train
Tell me what you are wearing today (a cute little song that helps the children learn names of clothing – pants, shirt, sweater, etc..)
Friday, October 26, 2012 – Last day of school before Fall break
Monday, November 5, 2012 – Back to school
Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter! If you have any questions, comments or concerns, I am always available by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)