Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Treasure Basket - October

 This month's treasure basket was a book with stuffies to retell it.
We started with reading the book called "That Apple is Mine" 
by Katja Arnold.
Then the Little One pulled out the characters, from the book, that were in the basket.
A rabbit, a crow, a hedgehog and a bear.
 But her favourite thing in the basket is the apple (it's really a pear, since I didn't have an apple).
I believe it is a Melissa & Doug toy and it is special because it is cut into 4 pieces and velcro holds it together.
Which means she can cut it apart over and over.
 In the story the bear solves the dilemma of who the apple belongs to by suggesting they cut it and share it.
They are all happy in the end.
Except the worm.
He doesn't play a big part in the story unless you look closely at each picture but I won't ruin that for you.

Monday, October 22, 2018

A New Homemade Book

 One of the Little Ones favourite Hallowe'en books is 
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin.
After reading it many times I thought the Little One might have fun searching for her own pumpkin.
 I hid a pumpkin in her backyard then took her out searching.
Wherever she showed interest in looking I took a picture.
Then put it altogether in this book.
She was thrilled to look at the pictures, especially the end when she finds a pumpkin.
She liked sharing the adventure with her Dad and Mom.

The next time I went home I took the book with me to add...
pictures of sign language to encourage everyone to learn the signs.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fairy Tea Party 2018

Even though I have retired from StrongStart there are some activities that I love and will continue.
One is the Fairy Tea Party.
All set up.
Greeting the little fairies when they arrived.
Fairy Maureen explained how many doors were hidden around the park.
She gave each child a pipe cleaner with a bell tied to it.
When they find a door, beside it is a jar of beads, they take one bead and thread it on their pipe cleaner.
That way they can keep count of how many doors they found.
She also asked them to gently ring the bell beside each door to say thanks to the fairies for the gift.
Off they went running, searching and having fun.
Finding a door, collecting their bead and stringing it on.
Then off again.
After finding all the doors they went to find Fairy Maureen for tea.

Yum, fairy cakes and tea.
It was a wet morning but the fairies and gnomes didn't mind.