All About Me: Eyes!
Good afternoon, infant families!
It's been a fantastic week in the daisy room; I can't believe it's Friday already. I almost don't want this week's theme to end, since we've really enjoyed helping the babes explore their sense of sight. Throughout the week we've incorporated many sight games; It's never to early to practice early literacy skills! Many of the games we played involved searching for shapes and patterns. This type of play is especially great for helping the babes develop their memory!
On Monday we read the first page on our book of the week. We carried out the one page reading throughout the week so that the babes were able to really focus on, searching and discovering the hidden shapes on each page. We ended the day by keeping the room dark after nap, in order to let the babes explore the soft glow & flicker of the candle.
On Tuesday we packed a basket full of child sized sunglasses and brought it out during circle time for the babes to explore. They each picked up a pair and started to explore them with their mouths; Ms. Jenn & I began to demonstrate how we use/wear sunglasses and explained the importance of wearing them protect our eyes from the sun rays. We ended circle time with reading another page from our book while I wore silly eyeball glasses!
On Wednesday we created a sensory bag! We filled it with; hair gel, glitter, and squishy, sticky eyeballs of various sizes and colors. The babes loved this activity so much! I always get so excited about introducing them to new sensory activities, they become so fascinated with the experience and it's almost as if you can see the connections their brains are making.
On Thursday we made a calming bottle. We filled it with water, glitter, and eyeballs.
On Friday we made one-eyed monsters using pieces of; yarn, paper plates, and of course sticky eyeballs! The babes enjoyed touching/feeling all of the different textures included in this project. We ended the day meeting a new friend for a play date, his name is Parker and he is 9 mons.
You will get to meet him soon. We're thrilled to have him join the bunch!
Song of the week:
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes
Book of the week:
Searching for shapes
Have a wonderful weekend!
10/16/2014 03:41:36 am
I love the things you girls come up with to demonstrate the themes! Looks like the babies were really into the eyeball bag. Very cool!
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Crystal Gonzales and Jenn Joslin Green Sprout Infant Co-Teachers