Sunday, May 20, 2018

End of the Year Party

Hello Toddler Parents,

We cannot believe that it is the end of the year already!  Where does the time go?  Here are some reminders for the end of the year party:

  • Each child should bring $5 for pizza and a treat
  • Apply sunblock and bug spray; we will be outside for games
  • Any parents are welcome to volunteer to help us with the party
  • Early dismissal at 1pm- no nap or aftercare
*Also, we will have every toddler's extra clothing, diapers, wipes, etc bagged up for you to take home for the summer.

If you have any questions or believe I missed something, please ask Kari, Catherine or myself.

Thank you,

Ms. Jessica and Ms. Kari

Friday, April 27, 2018

Summer Activity Ideas

With summer approaching quickly, you may be thinking what am I going to plan for my toddler?  How will I keep him or her entertained?  I want them to still be engaged in learning...but how?  Below is a link that has some wonderful ideas of activities you can make for your toddler to enjoy this summer!  There are some easy, cheap and neat ideas. Also Pinterest has wonderful ideas as well. These activities are a wonderful way to keep your toddler engaged in learning and have fun together without so much screen time. Many activities can be done inside (we all know Alabama weather is hot!) as well as outside; choose a shady spot in the backyard or in a neighborhood park and have fun!  

https://www.babble.com/toddler/24-of-the-coolest-montessori-summer-activities-for-toddlers/

Friday, April 20, 2018

Help with Tantrums 

Below is an article that is well written and explains how we as Montessori teachers help your child through a tantrum or a time when they are upset. It does take time to “train” ourselves to see that a tantrum is not an undesired behavior (as many of us were taught while growing up)....but that it is a call for help and the child needs us the most during this time. 

http://www.themontessorinotebook.com/dealing-with-tantrums/