18Oct
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Ways We Communicate

Especially when interacting with young children, we quickly become aware of how children who haven’t developed language skills yet, can still tell us what they need. We can tell from their facial expressions, body movements and sounds or cries when things are good or not so good. When we know children well, we can predict […]

11Oct
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My Five Senses

How do we experience the world around us? We use our five senses! Senses are a young child’s biggest source of information to learn and grow. Children have to experience things very concretely and do so by seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting! This week will explore some brand new tastes, smells and sounds as […]

27Sep
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Fall Fun

The leaves are changing colors! It’s one of the first things we notice as the season flow from summer to fall. What else do you notice? The nights are cooler, and the sun is setting sooner at night. We see fall flowers around and lots of fall vegetables. Looks t the colors you see around […]

20Sep
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My Home and Neighborhood

When you travel by the same buildings and things every day, you almost forget to notice them. This week we will talk about important things in our neighborhood that help us and each other. There are fire companies, schools, churches and hospitals as well as stores, libraries and doctor’s offices. When you walk, ride or […]

06Sep
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My School

The new school year has begun and the children are settling into the routines and feeling comfortable with their classroom and teachers. Ask your child what their favorite thing to do each day is. We have seen lots of fun painting, playing with playdough, playground fun and lots of great books being read. There have […]

30Aug
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Getting to Know You

Each September brings new beginnings. Children often move to new classrooms, meet new friends and new teachers. Families may have changes and adjustments as well. This week we focus on getting children familiar with everything new around them. We learn special traits about our friends, classroom, routines and environment. Take a few minutes to talk […]

26Aug
2017
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Keeping Cool

The summer sun has been happily warm this year and the children have been enjoying water play, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops and many other memorable summer activities. This week we talked about how people, animals and plants cool off when they are too hot. We compared how hot and cool water feel differently on […]

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