Monday, June 13, 2011

An apple a day...

Apples or any kind of fruit or veggie are always fun props for a lesson.  Children always seem so mesmerized by the things that we can do with fruits and vegetables that are So Much Fun!  It definitely gives them a new perspective of that thing on their plate that they are trying to feed the dog under the table.

An apple a day...

"Ten Apples Up On Top" by Dr. Seuss

We can count apples!

Apple trees...

You can stamp with apples too!

Give 'em a little Harmony!

What an incredible birthday celebration!  This sweet little two year old has a very musical daddy and apparently they like to groove.  So, it seemed very fitting to surround them with music!

We strummed the guitar.

Danced on a piano.

"Sweet" microphone!

and sang Happy Happy Birthday to sweet Zoey!

La La La La La.....

Somewhere over the rainbow....

Every once in a while we like to give you a "day in the life of" one of our little Nookers.  Here is a glimpse into one day last week.  We learned our primary colors, secondary colors, and that it takes water and light to make a rainbow!  More importantly, we had a BLAST while learning : )

We started off with our 3 primary colors...

and then we mixed them.

The children were amazed to see that when we poured the blue in the yellow jar, green appeared!

We matched colors on the felt board and the older children worked on learning which primary colors yielded which secondary colors.

Off to the art room to make a mobile and color the rainbow!

We believe that children should be playing and learning as soon as they can!  No one is too young to learn at The Little Nook!

I usually have a paintbrush in their little hands before they have even held a spoon.

The sun, plus a little rain, and you have a...


Always time to hit balls, dress up, and play too!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Oh Happy Day...

One of my favorite lifestyles and design blogs is "Oh Happy Day" and they are having a contest to win a trip to Paris for SEVEN DAYS!!!!  We are talking Paris, France for a whole week!

Check it out here