This week, we began our Baby unit by discussing what human babies need and ways we care for human babies. The children were thrilled to share some of their personal experiences and loved guessing which classmate each baby picture belonged to!
We turned Dramatic Play into a baby nursery. The children were actively engaged in imaginative play, taking care of the babies using real baby items, such as bottles, toys and diapers. Children even bathed baby dolls at the Sensory Table! We even opened our own Pediatrician’s office to take care of the sick babies too!
At the Art Center, children created additional baby items using recycled materials, such as baby toys, strollers, and car seats. We experimented with various materials to create rattles with different sounds!
Next week we will begin to explore different baby animals.