The weather here has been cold and rainy which means instead of piles of snow on the ground, we have mud puddles. But whether it is mud puddles or piles of snow, this weather gives us lots of opportunities to learn new skills. One of the first things we learn is how to put on our own coats. Now this doesn't just happen in one lesson - it takes practice to develop the coordination to put your [...]
While I prefer to stay inside by a cozy fireplace during the freezing cold days of winter, our students prefer to be outside digging up chunks of ice. So after zipping up coats, struggling to put fingers in the right holes of their gloves, and putting on boots, the children are ready to go outside and hunt for ice. On this day, the ice was kind of slim pickins' because it had warmed up a bit and [...]
The next time you find yourself saying "I wish I had a play ground like that?" Read this!
The weather is finally starting to feel more springlike so we are beginning to talk about and look for the signs of spring around our preschool!
The month of March roared in like a lion and has continued to be crazy weather ever since. This crazy weather system gives us the perfect opportunity to talk about the different kinds of weather all month long.
I sure hope this message finds you safe and warm because I know many of you are in the middle of currently preparing for or dealing with blizzard or other stormy conditions. Here in Indiana, the blizzard has missed us so I can't really complain about the freezing cold weather or the small amount of snow we currently have on the ground. Running my own preschool means that I have to keep an eye on the weather and [...]
Exploring the things we can do while going out on a nature walk with our nature checklists!
A fun summer of water play all set up in our out door water play kitchen!
Summer break has officially begun and we are featuring all the essentials for summertime play.
Sometimes, it is hard to think of ideas to spruce up your outdoor play area. With summer just around the corner, I wanted to share some child-friendly backyards and outdoor playscapes that I find to be so inspiring... Turn your screened-in porch into an outdoor studio If you have been following us for awhile, you know that we are fortunate to have our very own outdoor classroom that we take advantage of as often as the [...]