Friday, 26 September 2014

Fall is here!

With fall arriving and seeing the color of the leaves changing, the Tawa crew gets excited when they go outdoors.
Children picked up leaves so that they could play with these indoors. We put the leaves in a bucket for children to experience sensory development. They enjoyed crushing the leaves and then created crafts.
Autumn has arrived with a bang!

I just feel like dancing!

Listening to great music makes us move our bodies and have a ton of fun. The Tawa gang was enjoying boogying and gyrating to beautiful music.

It was great to see staff and kids so involved. Keep up the movement, you all. 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Crafts,Crafts and more Crafts!

Tawa preschoolers have been preparing their play room for September, which is usually our Back-to-School theme.
School buses were colored, numbers and alphabets appeared on pencil and crayon shapes and lunch boxes for yummy snacks were prepared to decorate the room.
The Tawa gang happily shared stories about the fun they had in the summer and the field trips that they had enjoyed with their friends.  

An Optometrist visits the centre!

The Tawa crew were so fortunate to receive a visit from Dr. Raminder Gill, Optometrist with Spruce Grove Vision Care recently.
Dr. Gill shared with our friends the importance of protecting our eyes. He shared the following info with us:-
-         Avoid staring directly at the sun
-         Wear sunglasses to protect your vision
-         Do not touch your eyes without washing your hands first
-         Regular eye check-ups are necessary for good eye health.
Surprisingly, many children have not had an eye check up by the age of two years. This was good information as parents were reminded by their children to book an eye appointment as they wanted healthy eye vision through their lifetimes.
We feel that this is an important lesson for our crew to learn as good vision is a gift that we need to treasure. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Follow up on Sewing Interest!

As shared with you in our earlier blogs, the interest in learning sewing is 
Children created i-pad and i-pod storage bags. They learnt to measure the item that they wanted to create, and had to find scraps of material that would fit their needs. They learnt to make blanket stitches to sew the bag together and some friends even made handles for their storage bags.
Bravo, Tawa kids, this skill will always be handy through life. We are so proud of you all.