Doodlebugs

Manipulative play The Doodlebugs are exploring new and familiar materials through manipulative play. Over the last few weeks we have been exploring objects, such as lego shapes, puzzles, magnets, small shovels and stacking cups. Our current Doodlebugs are children six months to two years old. This...
Let there be light The Doodlebugs are exploring lights, shadows and reflections in our Reggio inspired learning environment. Our study of light has given the children the opportunity to discover beyond our typical play experiences. We used an overhead projector to focus our attention on the...
Simple is Best a paper study This September the Doodlebugs began our study of paper. The first stage of our study was touch. The teachers made a collection of various types of paper to provide variety. The children were invited to feel the different textures by squeezing, tearing, and tossing the...
The Art of Exploring Nature The Doodlebugs are exploring nature inside of the classroom through art and science. We began by studying the changes of natural materials with water. Recently, we took a closer look at the texture changes of dirt when we add water. Tessa and Fiona used their fine motor...
Bringing Good Things to Light The Doodlebugs have been exploring many ways to discover light. We are learning that light is something you can touch and yet, not really touch. How do we help young minds understand that? The teachers invite small hands to use a flashlight and practice holding and...
The Doodlebugs are delighted spring has arrived! Doodlebugs are spending more time exploring the neighborhood looking for tactile and visual signs of spring. On a recent walk we discovered flowers blooming on trees and decided to take a closer look. Some of the toddlers walked up to a tree and...
Let's Pretend The Doodlebugs have discovered new and exciting things through dramatic play. The children love gathering pretend food and placing items into small bags. Maya, Sebastian and Uzayr are now standing, taking steps and walking. Exploring the kitchen area is a new experience for them. They...
Messy Play is Fun The Doodlebugs are enjoying engaging in messy play. Over the last few weeks we have finger painted with a mixture of paint and oatmeal, we painted with our feet, and we made play dough together. Our favorite was making edible play dough. The older children poured the flour and...
Sensory Exploration and Discovery The Doodlebugs have been busy exploring sensory play with new and familiar materials. This type of exploration helps children discover various textures, tastes, smells and objects. One of our favorite experiences is using spoons to scoop wet oatmeal and fill nesting...

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