A thorough, drenching cold rain welcomed us back from our spring break this week, but it brought with it many flowers to grace our playtime! It worked well because our story this week was about a kind grandmother who finds a baby fairy sleeping in a tulip in her garden. Despite the rain, the children still took time to water our garden each day. Maybe we'll be as lucky as the grandmother in the story! Once the weather cleared up, the children broke out the water and set to "painting" and scrubbing all of our toys and the garden stones. The warm change of weather certainly reinvigorated our outdoor play and energy!
A fun little fingerplay I've been doing with the children has a strong rhythmical sound to it, and they just love it. It goes "Rabbit, rabbit, carrot-eater, said that there is nothing sweeter than a carrot everyday! Munch, munch, munch and run away!" See if they can do it for you. Our fingerplays are a much anticipated part of the day, and while stimulating many parts of their brain for language and fine motor coordination, they are simply great for settling the children down before a story.