Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? It was the Union Township toddlers at Toddlertime on February 9th and 10th. We also practiced taking turns feeding shapes to a puppy puppet and building a giant pretend hamburger. Our puppy feeding game was designed to improve their narrative skills by building on a rhyme we’d just heard. We danced and listened to stories on a picnic blanket. Our Wednesday class finished by crafting a necklace of food (Hurray for fine motor skills!) while our Thursday class honed their social skills during playgroup. Our theme? Mealtime and Narrative Skills, of course.
Each week we practice different literacy skills. For example, acting out stories or parts of them, having young children use their whole bodies, helps them internalize and understand what is happening in the story. We hope they will be able to tell the story back to you, especially their favorites, which they like to hear over and over again.
Drop into the Union Township Toddlertime – no registration required. We meet Wednesdays and/or Thursdays at 10:30am. February 16 and 17’s theme is playtime and letter knowledge - out comes the parachute. On February 23rd and 24th, we celebrate bathtime and print awareness. The toddlers will be helping us give some dolls a bath… (Please wish Miss Garria and me luck!)