CELEBRATE good times!

Lunar New Year, SNOW, Valentine’s Day and Family Day! What a weekend! Lots to celebrate, and no where like home to do it!

Before we pack up for the long weekend, let’s take a look at what happened this week inside the House. And I say inside, because outside we have been dealing with an ice age!

A lot of letter recognition, and loose parts play with the Preschoolers.

Oh, you are wondering what I mean by loose parts? Well, let me explain!

Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, combined, redesigned, lined up, and taken apart and put back together in multiple ways. Loose parts can be used alone or combined with other materials. There is no order, or direction, it is only the child who is in charge of what happens to these loose parts. Okay, I’m guessing your next questions is, “why are loose parts important in my child’s development?” I’ve got this covered too…loose parts are important because when a child interacts with loose parts they enter a world of ‘what if’ – they are taking on problem solving skills, and theoretical learning. The use of loose parts will enhance the child’s use of imagination, and motivate the child to find solutions. Loose parts will bring a sense of adventure and excitement into the child’s world of play, and that alone is beneficial.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the classrooms showed their love while crafting, gluing, sticking, and creating.

Roses are red
Violets are blue
The blog may have been short and sweet
But the weekend will be long
And that is really really neat

Happy Valentine’s Day Chartwell!

And enjoy your Family Day long weekend too!

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