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Learning At Home For 1-2 Year Olds Pt. 12

Fine Motor Activity: Poms and Whisk Supplies: Pom Poms (various colors) and Whisk Directions: Show your child how to put the pom poms in the whisk and shake it all around. Have your child repeat what you’ve done and away they go! Skills Learned: Beginnings to show interest and some control in manipulating art materials. […]

Cultural Understanding

Ready… Set… Explore! This month we are exploring citizenship in our Cultural Understanding portion of our Ascend curriculum, and are also exploring other countries and cultures. With the previous celebration of Independence Day on July 4th, this is a great time to explore other cultures and how they celebrate their countries of origin. It’s also a great […]

Sound It Out

In literacy this month, we are sounding out letters while utilizing our senses. By using the five senses, children will retain the knowledge of simple phonics and writing skills they’ve learned critical to school age learning, while having fun in the process. Using materials from the Handwriting Without Tears program utilized in our curriculum, the experience of […]

Compare Size & Weight

Compare the relative size and weight of various objects.  In mathematics this month, we are comparing the size and weight of various objects by utilizing the many tools that we have at our disposal in our classrooms. Our teachers rotate their materials frequently, and make sure there are props for all domains of learning in […]

Express Yourself!

Observe Famous Artists and Art Styles! This month we are exploring classical artists and art styles through pictures, books, and fun hands-on activities. We are creating art as a personal response to our feelings conjured by viewing art, and are expressing these feelings through a variety of mediums on the art easel. After exploring the history, process, […]

Cooking Experiment

Conduct Cooking Experiments with Assistance  This month we are exploring the concept of cooking as a science and sensory experiment! By exploring ingredients, the smell and flavors produced when mixing them, as well as molding and kneading components such as dough, we are incorporating rich experiences in science, fine motor skills, and sensory play. Cooking activities also build […]

Baby Drooling at 2 Months? Here’s What to Know!

Your precious baby is growing so fast—it seems as though s/he changes overnight! Throughout all these changes, you may be concerned about some of them, especially if you are a first-time parent. For example, is your baby drooling at two months? In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about your drooling […]

Castle Building

It’s Time to Build a Castle! It’s time to pull out the different blocks you may have at home and use your child’s creativity and critical thinking to build a castle.  Allow your child to use their creativity to make a castle and then add different items to make their imagination come to life.  Building […]

Bubble Wrap Painting

Artwork with a POP! We have been learning about the properties of bubbles.  Spend time outside blowing bubbles and trying to catch them.  You can either do bubble wrap painting at a table inside or on the sidewalk outside.  Spread out a piece of bubble wrap on the table with different colors of washable paint.  […]

Learning At Home For 1-2 Year Olds Pt. 11

Fine Motor Activity: Pipe Cleaner Loops Supplies: Pipe Cleaners, Fruit Loops or Cereal and Your Imagination! Directions: Have your child string the desired amount of fruit loops on the pipe cleaner. Take this time to discuss colors, patterns and what you are making! Bend the pipe cleaner into fun shapes! Skills Learned: Explore creating texture […]