Kitchen Play!

The Henrietta toddlers have a special fondness for working in the dramatic play area with kitchen toys and pretend food every day!  Kitchen play supports children in many developmental areas, including fine motor, socialization, and imagination skills.  Working with various utensils promotes fine motor skills, eye/hand coordination, and the identification of kitchen tools. Kitchen play also helps children to socialize …

Finger Paint Fun!

Research has shown that art activities offered to young children are important for brain development!  One of these is sensory play, such as finger painting, where children learn through their senses.  The Greece toddlers enjoy great fun and numerous learning opportunities with this activity! Messy play like finger painting is important to every child’s development. It helps the body and …

Pond Creations!

The 3 year olds in the Grasshopper classroom at the Farmington / Canandaigua center spent time learning about ponds and all that exists within and around them!  Together, the class talked about what makes up a pond and created a list of all the plants and animals that they could think of that live on or in a pond. After …

Eating a Whole Plant!

Spring brought endless possibilities for engaging units in our Henrietta Kindergarten classroom!  Frog and butterfly life cycles, as well as plants and flowers, were an absolute must!  New life observed in the springtime offers much to exerpience and investigate! During our plant unit, we discussed the various foods that come from plants.  Students were quick and eager to list a …