If you need some investigation pointers, look no further. The tot class are professionals. Follow these simple steps for success.
Step 1: If you don’t know what it is, look at it real close and smell it.
Step 2: Poke it with whatever is nearby.
Step 3: Try touching it with your hands.
Step 4: Get your friend to also dig it out with her hands.
Step 5: Paint with it.
Try the recipe at home.
Tempura paint matched with a packet of the same color Koolaid. Sprinkle in the KoolAid and watch the magic happen. The magic is explained HERE.
In public schools, children are taught the Scientific Method in the 5th grade. But here at LCP, we have found that children are natural geniuses. The have an innate sense of discovery within them. They have the determination to work at something until they figure it out even at the age of two.
Here we have a frozen block of ice with a polar bear trapped inside.
Using their senses
Trying to get him out with sand
And some more sand.
Didn’t work? How about water?
How about 2 or 3 watering cans full of water?
How about if I stand on it?
September was an exciting month for this group of 2 year olds. They needed very little introduction to how things work at LCP as 5 of the 10 children in the class are the 2nd or 3rd sibling to come to Loomis Community Preschool. Those that were new to Loomis Community Preschool quickly learned the ropes and soon felt right at home. The first week at school they all got to work making collages, painting pictures, playing with play dough, and navigating the play yard.
Even though at 2 years old most children engage in parallel play (playing alongside one another) they no doubt enjoy the opportunity to be around each other. They begin to watch each other and copy one another.
They find ways to interact with one another such as placing their snack in a friends “trunk” while they are taking a ride.
They even defy the odds of developmental norms and sit and listen to an entire story.