Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jingle Bells

Fine Motor Skills

Learning to feed yourself requires the use of fine motor skills.
Allowing your child to practice using a small spoon or fork is a great time to work on those fine motor skills.  

She worked a long time to get her spoon balanced on the edge of her bowl.

Clean up, clean up, everybody everywhere...

The kids love to help Ms. Penny around the classroom! She let them wipe off the table just like she does. They had a wonderful time :) But the best part was shredding the towel when they were finished!

Ready, Set...Crawl!

She is trying so hard to pull up... position...

And she's off! :)

Look how proud he is of his little fancy shirt :)

All blue and cozy!

Fun Times!


A great place to work on balance!

Made it to the top of the climbing mats...yay!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Costume Party

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sensory Activity: The Great Pumpkin

Ms. Penny brought in a HUGE pumpkin to share with the class. The kids have been observing it for a few days...they touched it, patted it, tried to sit on it and roll it. Everyone was very curious about the big pumpkin when Ms. Penny opened it up! 

She wanted to get her hands in it right way. Her friend isn't so sure...
Tasting the pumpkin!
This little one was also very interested in touching the inside of the pumpkin.
Practicing her pincer grasp to pick up the seeds.
Taking a closer look at the stringy parts of the pumpkin.
This sensory activity allowed the babies to use all of their senses:

  • Touch - feeling the outside and inside of the pumpkin; using the pincer grasp to pick up the seeds
  • Taste - tasting by putting pumpkin on their tongue or licking their fingers (older children could taste the seeds)
  • Sight - looking at the outside and inside of the pumpkin
  • Smell - smelling the inside of the pumpkin
  • Hearing - tapping on the outer shell of the pumpkin; dropping the seeds on various surfaces and listening to the different sounds

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's new in the infant room?

Playing on the soft mats.
Lunch is yummy!

Testing out the drum...

Checking out the view from his Boppy.

Teeth! :)


She loves to play with the stacking cups. 

Ms. Penny loves to make the babies giggle :) 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Two Peas in a Pod!

The girls are close in age. They developed a sweet little friendship with each other!