Make pool safety a priority even though the end of summer draws near

Although school is just around the corner, it is likely that with the days still being so hot, many of you will still be taking your preschoolers for a little dip in the swimming pool. "Two-thirds of childhood drownings occur May through August, making drowning the biggest summertime risk for kids" (RD)  Cara Pettersen wants to remind everyone that even though your children may have been around the pool all summer long, it is important, [...]

Painting on the grill in preschool

To go along with our pretend barbecue, the boys had fun with a little ketchup and mustard painting on the grill... First we used a basting brush to spread a little ketchup and mustard (red and yellow paint) on our grill (aluminum pan with holes in it)... The paint flowed through the holes leaving fun little dots on our red paper... At first, we had only set out yellow paint in a mustard container for [...]

By | July 15th, 2011|Categories: Painting|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Grilling with preschoolers:pretend play

We had a little fun barbecue play today with our very own grill and accessories... There are several skills explored and concepts learned as we played today... Wy and I learned how to fold up our own table cloth... Tristan already knew how to fold his picnic blanket so he demonstrated this for us... We were reminded that when a grill is hot, we should never touch it with our fingers... Then we tried grilling up [...]

By | July 14th, 2011|Categories: Dramatic Play|Tags: , , , |4 Comments