Monkey Bread

As soon as our children are walking and in the toddler one room, it is time to experience cooking.

We believe in providing even our youngest children with this experience so that they can become familiar with baking and cooking at an early age.  The Reggio Emilia philosophy is based on several principals.  We view the children as capable individuals that are prepared to learn.  They are curious and all have potential.  With that in mind, we believe in providing our one year olds with the same opportunities that our older children have.  By the time they are 4 and 5 they will be masters at these skills, and it will allow us to provide them with even greater cooking opportunities. Continue reading

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Exploring Flour and Baby Oil

Today, we introduced the kids to flour and baby oil. It has a nice silky texture that is  inviting for the children to explore with their hands and smells great too!

First we had to get our hands dirty!

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I’ll Paint You A Rainbow

Outdoor paint exploration on a double sided canvas.

I’ll Paint You A Rainbow

By: Grace E. Easley

I’ll paint you a rainbow to hang on the wall,
to brighten your heart when the gray shadows fall.

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Exploring a Pumpkin!

Fall is here and we are excited to see the changes in the weather, the new colors on the leaves, and the abundance of new produce available this season. We decided to kick off this change of season with a pumpkin exploration!

When the children entered the room one morning, there was a pumpkin sitting in the middle of the room.

It was too inviting and accessible to the children for them not to inquire about it! Continue reading

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The Brownie Project

One morning, we presented the children with an array of ingredients in order to make brownies! It is always nice to see the excitement on the children’s faces when a new ingredient is in reaching distance. They can’t wait to get their hands on it and investigate!

Is it heavy? Is it light? Is it smooth? Is it rough? Can I push it? Can I smash it?

Which, by the way, they loved cracking the eggs! Continue reading

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