We are soon coming to the end of the year. It has been a pleasant, rewarding, and educational experience working with the 18-24 months.  Our children are growing, developing, and shaping their personality.  I have seen them grow and develop both physically and mentally.   I am proud to have been part of that growth.  Each day we learn how essential it is to have children engage in activities, group time, circle time, and projects.  Nevertheless, it is as important to follow their pace.  Building confidence and self-esteem are fundamental for them to feel secure in the environment in which they interact and engage with peers and different adults.

As we observe them in play or an activity,  we have noticed how they are listening to each other's words and talk as they play.   Talking and asking questions to them is essential for their language and cognitive development.   They demonstrate their learning as they observe and listen to the people they interact in their different environments (teachers, parents, and other adults).   As teachers, we have encouraged them always to use their words and make independent decisions.   As they think, they are developing and building, thinking and language skills.  

One of our essential approach to learning is singing songs.  The children have observed, learned, listened and memorized many of our daily routine songs.   

Throughout the week we sang: 

  • There are 7 days of the week
  • What's the weather?
  • ABC
  • Popcorn
  • Mr. Sun
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Five Little Ducks
  • Five Little Speckled Frogs
  • Watermelon
  • Where is Thumbkin?
  • Where is Blue?
  • And many more....

A variety of books were read.... 

New Books: Bark George, Pete the Cat, the Wheels on the Bus, For Just One Day,


Highlights of the week: