This morning during our instructional learning time we introduced a new theme "down on the farm" using a felt/flannel board for the lesson. The felt/flannel board in an awesome tool to use with your children. It gives the child a visual on what you are trying to teach them and allows the child to have extra time to stimulate their own thought processes and interpretations.
To re enforce the concept of the theme, the children dressed up and became the farmer while singing the song "Old Macdonald."
This child is learning how to share and recognize the feelings of others and the other child is learning how to respond appropriately.
When our instructional time is complete the children then build on what they have learned through constructive play in our learning centers.
From group time to open center time, children are building their minds while having fun.