These children have just enjoyed listening to a story about bugs. Now they are getting to look and play with artificial butterflies, dragonflies and other insects. They enjoy learning new words and seeing new things.
Next the children participate in a group art activity, they enjoy mixing paint with their brushes and hands. This is working not only their small muscles in their fingers but their larger muscles in their arms. As well as teaching them to share their space with others.
As this child realizes there is paint on the table he exclaims "OH NO" while pointing at the mess.
After the paintings are complete the children have even more fun cleaning up all the messes that were made. The teacher gave them all a wet wash rag and they worked very hard to get all the paint off the table, floor, chairs and each other. Toddler time is sooooooo much fun.
Deborah K. Howell, Assistant Director