We are thankful for the sensory path that was made in the fall. The toddlers enjoy walking and running on the sensory path. It is also fun for them to touch with their hands. The rain barrel has also been a great accessory for watering plants and water play. Outside time is always beneficial for their developing needs. “The outdoors offers limitless potential to young children. It becomes a place where they can go to relax their mind, to be inspired, and to dive deep into a world of imagination. It’s a place where they can design, create, and explore. The possibilities are endless. Time and time again, studies show that when children have free play outdoors, they become better problem solvers and their creativity is enhanced” (Hamilton 2014).
Sandpaper letters and numbers have been a great addition to their work this school year. They enjoy using their senses and exploring with them. As Maria Montessori said herself, “He does it with his hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.”
It has been a wonderful school year. Your children bring us so much joy! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of these precious years.