Is it true? How’s it possible!? Are we really a week away from ending our school year? It seems like it was yesterday when we were welcoming the toddlers into our school! Your children have been working as busy bees from day one and they have challenged themselves in every way. We couldn’t be more proud to see how much each one of them has accomplished in different areas, one of them being great social-emotional development. It’s incredible to see the type of friendships that have been born between them and how socialization has started to be very important to them. This is a great sign of growth!
At the beginning of the school year it is usual to see a lot of toddlers parallel playing… children are aware of other little human beings around them but they are not interested in really connecting with them. They might look into each other’s eyes but as their thinking is still so concrete they actually just seem interested in the “little ball” with the nice color that moves so it’s logical they decide to explore it. This is what we normally call: poking each other’s eyes. It’s also common to see a toddler curiously trying to explore another child’s face with their index finger and the other toddler thinking he is just receiving something to taste. Yeap! We call that one finger biting! Ouch!
Thankfully the connection has developed and as they have matured, it’s now common to see the children waiting for their friends at the door, inviting each other to play together, having logical conversations, joking and making each other laugh, hugging and verbally expressing their affection for each other. Amigos are the best!
As we enjoy the last couple of days together as a little family, we spent quality time outdoors this week singing, walking, running, building, digging, chasing each other, laying in the sun, talking, exploring nature and of course, naming worms. We also explored peas for food tasting!
We can’t wait for all the fun planned for next week. On Wednesday 6/8 is our Toddler’s Water Day and we will be having our Crossing the Bridge ceremony on Friday 6/10. Please refer to the email sent with all the instructions.
We wish you a beautiful weekend,
Mrs. Hood and Ms Maria