Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Penny's Pictures from July

Curiosity--About the dirt or his shadow or a bug?

There are no hungry children here!

What does this do?
Planning, Action: act on the environment to meet interests
Creativity: make discoveries about the environment

What a look!
Expression of Emotion

Are you eating again?

More discovery.
Motor Development: demonstrating strength and control
Inquiry: see how things work

This can be a drum.
Symbolic Thought: use one or two simple objects to represent another
in pretend play

He has his favorite toy.

The infant on the right is very interested in her friend.
Peer Interactions and Relationships: show interest in other children
repeat actions that elicit social responses from others

Empathy: React to emotional expressions of others

What? I'm just drumming again.

Hi Ms. Penny!

I'm going to stand up.

I got both hands now.

Well, maybe I'll just hit the table and smile!
Attachment: Initiating interactions to familiar adults
Large Muscle: demonstrating strength (again)
He loves to play peek-a-boo
Emotional Development: Initiating interactions to familiar adults
communicate emotions purposefully and intentionally
Participate in experiences that involve back and forth interaction with familiar adults

July Pictures

Eating Together
Nutrition: express when hungry; follow a regular eating routine
Peer Interaction: show interest in other children

Exploring a textured book
Sensory Motor: use senses and movement to explore
Early Reading: show interest in books, pictures

He worked on getting toys from the back of the shelf.
Physical Activity: using simple movement skills
Planning, Action: approach tasks with repeated trial and error
Persistence: repeat actions intentionally to achieve a goal

Playing in water with watering cans.
Initiative and Curiosity: explore the environment through a variety
of sensory-motor activity

Playing in water with a friend.
Peer Interactions: engage in parallel play

He was touching the colored paper on the other side of the fence.
He was also walking on the boarder of the playground.
Curiosity: explore environment through sensory-motor activity
Large Muscle, Balance and Coordination: move with increasing coordination and balance
without support of an adult 
We can't get enough of our tunnel!
Physical Activity: using simple movement skills,
participate in active physical play

Should I or Shouldn't I?
Curiosity: demonstrate willingness to try new activities and experiences 

We played in Ms. Kris' chalk paint. Some of us really
got into it!
Initiative and Curiosity: demonstrate willingness to try new activities and experiences

She loves this toy!
Spatial Relationships: explore the properties of objects