Friday, 21 November 2014

He is making a list!

Tawa preschoolers and kindergartners are getting ready for Christmas. A lot of discussion ensues when children go to the mall and see the decorations up already. They are awaiting the days to Christmas and seeing Santa, of course.

To further their interest in Christmas, staff have asked children to start writing letters to Santa so that we can mail these off. The Tawa gang worked hard on drawing pictures for Santa and told stories that were printed by staff (as most of the youngsters cannot write yet) on these pictures.

We are mailing these off tomorrow and will eagerly watch out to see when we receive mail from Santa. Exciting days ahead for all.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Lest we Forget!

Tawa preschoolers discussed the reasons as to why we celebrate Remembrance Day.
Children had watched the televised program and knew about the sacrifice of the soldiers during war times. One of our little friends remarked that “the girlfriends did not die. They were fine”. We responded that everybody missed their loved ones and were sad that the soldiers had to go to war zones.
Children then called out the countries that their families had immigrated from, and we saw these countries on the globe, which was pretty cool for the kids.
To further their learning, we played alphabet bingo with the names of the countries that they had pointed out. Everybody enjoyed sharing stories that their parents or grandparents had told them.
We ended this session by providing water colors for children to enjoy an art activity.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Little artists at work!!

The Tawa gang of infants and young toddlers are learning about babies.
Children had a great time enjoying using colored bingo dabbers to paint their babies as they listened to staff singing baby songs.
They had also participated in sticking colored tissue paper on pumpkins for Halloween.
We have great artists at work here, don’t you think so?

Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Boo!!

The Tawa gang is getting ready to celebrate Halloween on Friday.
Tons of excitement throughout the Centre as children discuss the costumes that they are going to wear on this day, and are awaiting the big party at the Centre. A special lunch has been arranged for that day. Of course, everybody wants to go to trick or treating to pick up all the loot they can.
In the playrooms the children have been learning numerous Halloween songs and poems as well as creating spooky crafts. Today we were preparing our Halloween loot bags so that these can be stacked full with candy. Yum!
Have a safe and happy Halloween, friends.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Beautiful Autumn Day!

Tawa toddlers and preschoolers enjoyed visiting our outdoor park on a beautiful autumn day.
Everybody got lots of exercise and enjoyed the fresh air outdoors.

Wishing for more beautiful weather in the coming weeks!