Toddler One Newsletter- February 26, 2016

Room Announcements

Wednesday, March 2nd is Wacky Wednesday! Come dressed in your favorite mismatched outfit.

School Announcements

Thank you to all parents who participated in the potluck! What a great event!

Topic of the Week

    This week the children took a closer look at the story The Mitten by Jan Brett. In this story, a young boy loses his mitten in the forest during winter time. Different animals climb into the mitten looking for warmth and shelter from the cold. The children enjoyed learning about new animals, such as a fox, badger, and hedgehog.  They especially loved when the mouse made the bear sneeze and all of the animals went flying out of the mitten! 

    During sensory, the children enjoyed exploring different winter clothes, such as mittens, hats and boots. Another favorite activity this week was to play with forest animals in the sensory table with corn starch and during free play with wooden blocks and empty boxes.

    At the art table, the children used the animals to make white footprints on construction paper. They also enjoyed painting with puffy paint made from shaving cream and glue. 

Tip of the Week

Traditions Strengthen Relationships

Start rituals that feel natural for your family. One family might have a weekly craft night, while another may eat breakfast for dinner once a month. When you hit upon something that works, plan to do it again. Repeat it on a regular basis and — presto!— a new tradition is born that gives your youngster a sense of family. 

Community Happenings

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration Storytime

Saturday February 27th at 11am

Deerfield Square Barnes and Noble

728 Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Join us in celebrating the beloved Dr. Seuss’s birthday. At this celebration you can pin the tail on the Horton, decorate your own Cat in the Hat hat and more. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled story time! 


Did You Know?

Parents are encouraged to share information about their family’s culture so we can incorporate home life into the classrooms.


Next Week: Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Have a great weekend!

Toddler 1 Staff

Parent Comments: What is your child’s favorite Dr. Seuss story?

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