JMS NEWSLETTER

Toddler Community News

Dear Toddler Community families,

As I look over the past month in the Toddler community, change is the one word that comes directly to mind. The children have said hello to new friends, and see you soon to others. They have welcomed new adults and with that, new songs, slight changes to their existing routines, changes in the weather (how exciting were those 60’s?!?!), and the list goes on. These are the changes that come to mind as I reflect on how our community is growing.

One thing is for certain, through the growth and change, the children have been resilient. They have helped the new friends or adults, showing compassion and lending a hand. They have built a stronger community of children who are living out life experiences together. Young children are such a role model for how to care for one another. What love and beauty they display toward each other!

The children have been enjoying their new presentations. From lacing beads to watercolors, washing cloths to learning new vocabulary. It’s been enjoyable to watch them repeat recent presentations. We have been singing many songs, most of which are familiar to the children. I have been slowly introducing new songs and it has been fun to watch as the children catch on to the songs. One of our new songs is:

“Slippery fish, slippery fish
Swimming in the water
A slippery fish, slippery fish.
Gulp, gulp, gulp
Oh no! He was eaten by,

A tuna fish, a tuna fish
Splashing in the water
A tuna fish, a tuna fish
Gulp, gulp, gulp
Oh no! He was eaten by,

An octopus, an octopus
Squiggling in the water
An octopus, an octopus
Gulp, gulp, gulp
Oh no! He was eaten by,

A great white shark, a great white shark
Lurking in the water
A great white shark, a great white shark
Gulp, gulp, gulp
Oh no! He was eaten by,

A humongous whale, humongous whale
Spouting in the water
Humongous whale, humongous whale
Gulp, gulp, gulp
*Hiccup* Excuse me!”

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the new items in our room. From recess toys, to pouring and spooning work, to classical music that plays throughout the day; each gift has been enriching the lives of the children, thank you! Enjoy the photos of children at work!

Amanda & Lori