Wild Things

Sensory is science! With sensory learning there is always more than what meets the eye. Children use their senses to play, to engage, and to explore with the unknowing intent to make sense of the world around them. Sensory learning is crucial to brain development and a natural occurrence for infants...
New Discoveries Young infants and toddlers are brand new to the world! Everything the children are exposed to for the first time is very special. Recently the Wild Things were introduced to new friends who have colorful wings and big eyes! A Wild Thing teacher raised caterpillars who transformed...
This sounds good! This month the Wild Things began learning about music and sound. We have been having fun listening to different genres of music, and having dance parties. The Wildthings enjoy dancing and moving, and they really have some great moves! Our toddlers enjoy singing, and they often do...
All ages and stages The Wild Thing classroom is a room mixed with infants and young toddlers. Creating a lesson plan designed to meet everyone’s needs is important. In order to plan activities that are age appropriate for everyone, we use a teaching method called Differentiation Instruction....
Little Explorers As spring is coming to an end and summer is quickly approaching, the Wild Things have been spending more and more time enjoying all of the wonders nature has to offer. The study of nature matched perfectly with all of the beautiful weather we have had recently, which allowed us more...
Sounds of the Season In recent days, the Wild Things have been enjoying the much cooler, beautiful weather that fall is bringing us. After the renovation of our Tot Lot and the lovely weather we have had, our class has been spending much more time outside exploring, observing, and playing in the...
What a Beautiful World Nature is vital to children’s development. In some way or another, it can help support all of the developmental domains. Living in the city, our exposure to the natural environment is often times limited due to the lack of space and access to natural, organic materials. Here...
Early Learning. Early Literacy. Exposure to literature is extremely important during the first years of life. Early literacy not only consists of reading books to young children, but also the way young children observe, handle, manipulate and comprehend books and stories. In the Wild Things...
More Sand Play When our “tot lot” was under renovation recently, the Wild Things teachers discovered different and more creative ways to get everyone outside. We have been going on interesting neighborhood walks, playing in the Penn Alexander grassy areas, and spending time in the sandbox near the...
Wild Things Welcome Nature Over the past few months, the Wild Things classroom has acquired not only several hanging plants, but also a freshwater fish tank. Both of these are easy ways of incorporating nature into the classroom. The simple additions have not only provided our children with a more...

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