December is coming to town.

The first snowfall coated most of the yard, and the Preschooler’s were the first ones to leave their prints! There’s always something magical about the first snowfall of the season!

The snow may have melted faster than it landed, but we kept the feeling of winter indoors as we slowly started decking the halls.

While the weather outside has been unpredictable the fire outside has been oh so delectable!

Back indoors, the toddler’s exploration of puzzling has been shaping up nicely.

Not only are the toddlers learning their shapes while finding the puzzle pieces, they are working with colours, tuning their fine motor skills, and working on their language and vocabulary as they hear and see the shape they place.

Working with shapes and colours continue as the child grows, the ways in which they work with them however, will become more and more challenging.

A child’s imagination is powerful, and to encourage them to use this superpower, loose parts has been the answer. Loose parts mean alluring, beautiful, found objects and materials that children can move, manipulate, control, and change while they play. Children can carry, combine, redesign, line up, take apart, and put loose parts back together in endless ways.

Now, I’ll use my own imagination to shrink down my Christmas shopping list…bibbidi boddidi boo!

That’s the happenings at the house this week! See you next week!

The Chartwell House.

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