This month we are talking about warm winter clothes. We will talk about the different kinds of winter clothes that we should wear when it’s cold, as well as reading the book, “The Mitten.” When you get your child ready in the morning, you can support our discussions by talking about what your child is wearing, the colors they can find, why we wear warm clothes, and have him/her be more active in dressing themselves. As you know, with the cold weather, warm coats are very important to young children. If you or someone you know needs help purchasing a warm winter coat for a child, you may talk to us about local resources, or contact the organizations below:
- Moscow Food Bank: 208-882-4813
- Community Action of Moscow: 208-882-3535
- Latah County Social Services: 208-883-7209
- Goodwill Industries: 208-553-3918
We continue to explore many different media of art such as painting, playdough, shaving cream, gluing, and collage materials. If you have any ideas or extra supplies you would like to share with our classroom, please let us know. And as always watch your child’s backpack for the latest and greatest creations!
This month we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This is a great time to have conversations with your child at their level which talk about the ways that we are all different, and yet the same in many ways—and that’s a good thing! Take time to help your child notice ways that they are similar to other children (hair color, skin color, size, likes, dislikes, strengths), and ways that they are different. Reinforce the fact that every person is unique and good in their own way!
Here at Preschool we work every day with the children in helping out. We sing songs during cleanup, and every child is encouraged to help their classmates with picking up, talking, and solving problems. You can help your little helper by giving your child a simple chore to do each day such as shaking out a mat, feeding the cat, wiping a table, or dusting a shelf. This helps build a sense of responsibility and accomplishment as they feel good about themselves for doing something important.
Dates to Remember
· Mon January 20th: Human Rights Day, No School
· Fri January 24th: Teacher Work Day, No School
--Developmental Preschool Staff