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The First Week - Summer School Age

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 14, 2019 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

This week has been filled with new and familiar faces. After visiting Nosotros, the library and Lakewood park, students are looking forward to our trip to Fuzion tomorrow. Today in class students started the day off with Yoga and worked on clay pots and marble paintings.

The End of Theme Week - Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 13, 2019 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

As we end our "Theme Week", the children made music notes for art by gluing on colored pieces of paper on a black music note and today, the children glued textured wall paper fabric on PJ pants to decorate. Tomorrow the children will make a soccer ball and glue on various shapes on white paper to resemble a ball. At the math table the children explored with foam number puzzles and cookie sheets with various size shape magnets to practice shape recognition and colors. At group time, we discussed the weather change and different clothes we wear now that the weather is getting warmer and we dressed our weather bear "Chuckie". Tomorrow we will talk about "sports" and explore with balls,

Exploring Tape - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We are finishing up theme week reading books about going to bed at night and different types of sports. They were able to put cars through the top of a tube and then watch for them to come out the other end (some were able to follow the cars to get them and bring them back to do it all over again). Then they stuck colored masking tape to the wall and took it off over and over again (it is fun to see how much something as simple as sticky tape gets them so excited). Working on identifying our friends is a goal for many of them, so we continue to sing the "Where Is ?" song and several of them are pointing to everyone we name and a couple are trying to repeat the names after we have said them. Tomorrow, we will use our different shape sorters, kick balls in and out of the classroom, stamp with sport stamps and watch songs and finger plays on our flannel board. This week has been so much fun and here is hoping they get to try swimming next week!

Baking Cookies - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

As Theme week continues, today is pajama day! Thanks to all the parents who remembered to send your child in their pajamas.

We apologize for not being able to engage in our first day of swimming, due to the weather. It was a bit chilly this morning.

We were able to bake cookies today! Yum, yum, chocolate chip cookies! The children did a good job at naming the ingredients: "flour, baking powder, butter, eggs and sugar" , we heard them say. They all got a chance to use their fine motor skills by taking turns stirring the batter. Boy, were they good! The children decorated their own pair of pajamas at the art table. At math, they matched tops and bottoms of pajamas. We read another interesting book today. It was entitled, Let's Play! Yesterday we explored a wordless book called Another. The responses from the children were just as interesting as the book itself.

Tomorrow, we expect to see your child in their favorite sports team's t-shirt, jersey and/or hat. Their will be a Sports ball bingo game at math and he children will create a Sports word wall.

We also have a parent visitor coming to engage the children in Yoga.


Beginning of Summer Fun! - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I hope everyone is doing well and has enjoyed this weather that we have had the past couple of days. Theme Week has been a fun-filled week. Yesterday, we had music day where the children could bring their favorite instrument or CD to share with the class. Thanks to those who brought something to share, it was pretty interesting to hear all the different types of music. We had our first water play day as well. The children had a blast once they got over the shock of the cold water. They played with the swimming toys, there was chalk and legos to build with when they were done with the water. It was a good start to our water days on Wednesdays. Today, we were able to go to Nosotros Rock Climbing. We had a blast and many of our friends tried it! After we enjoyed our lunch at Lakewood Park and enjoyed some playing time on the different climbers that they have. Tomorrow we will finish off theme week with favorite sports team day! With that said, GOOOO BROWNS!!! :) Stay dry out there!

Walking in the Neighborhood - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 11, 2019 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We have jumped into Theme Week with wacky tacky day and hat day and even the babies have gotten into it. For our art activities, they have tried their hand at painting while standing at our easel and stuck stickers to a piece of paper (they love doing this). While we were supposed to start our first day of swimming but it was a little to cold, we took them for a walk instead and they got to see all different types and sizes of trucks! One of them even honked at them to say hello! They tried matching containers with the corresponding lids and danced to music where they clapped their hands and stomped their feet. Tomorrow they will try experimenting with our busy boxes and puzzles and will try painting with sponges, while we listen to different tempos and types of music for the music day of our theme week. It has been a few days of surprises and still a few more to come.

Fun with Theme Week - Toddler

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 11, 2019 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This weeks theme is "Theme Week", each day is a different theme where the children can dress up and bring in toys/materials to share with the class.In art the children made a wacky collage with various materials such as colored straws, foil colored paper, feathers, colored and colored squares to create their own master piece. Today the children stamped on white paper with yellow, orange and purple ink pads to decorate their hat. At the math table the children explored with wacky colored straws and cups for counting and colored paper hats to practice patterning and color recognition. At the manipulative table the children used pipe cleaners with cans to manipulate into the holes and hat drop with corks and large clear containers to fill and work their fingers to get the corks out. In the block area, we added ramps with various size rubber balls for experimenting with speed and distance. In the sensory table we have large rigatoni noodles, rubber frogs and buckets for exploring, and working in peer groups to enhance their social skills and make connections with all their friends. At group time we read " How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday and Froggy's Hat". We also talked about sunblock and why we put it on, how and when with a little demonstration so the children have a visual of what to expect.

Theme Week - Pre-School

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 11, 2019 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hopefully by now you all should have a weekly schedule of the daily themes. If not, here's the run-down again:

Monday was Wacky-Tacky day. Today is Hat day. Wednesday is Bring your favorite music day. Thursday is Pajama day and Friday is Favorite Sports team day.

Yesterday the children searched the room for things that were 'wacky', strange and or different in the classroom. They were able to come up with a list of eight things. They experienced coloring on their backs, under the tables. They also experience playing with 'silly string' in the sensory table. The language area was available for the children to find their names spelled with a "W" at the beginning. They were challenged to write their names beginning with a W. The book for the day was, Tacky, the Penguin. Today's book was, Caps for Sale. In the art area, the children decorated construction paper to make hats. We were visited by H2O (Help to Others), the school-aged children of Lakewood schools. They actually brought materials for your children to decorate and make sun-visors. The children embraced and enjoyed interacting with the older children. Language consisted of letter recognition of H for hat and C for caps. In math there was a Hats Bingo game. The children wore their own hats or the visor they made in the great room, outside and in a music activity.

Tomorrow should be interesting, as we attempt to share and listen to all the various sounds of music we receive. The children will use their fine motor skills to trace the shape of instruments and write the names of them. There will be more bingo, as in Instrument Bingo and in art, the opportunity to decorate the letter "M" for music will be available. The children have the opportunity to cool off in the classroom at the water table, which is filled with numbered seashells, colored starfish and various sized cups.

Remember to Read to your children! Stay Safe and Have Fun! Wear Sunscreen!

That's all for now. Back on Thursday . . . . .

Field Trip Fun - Pre-K

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 11, 2019 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer has finally arrived here at LCCC! The children were excited to start our field trip adventures. We spent the entire day at Linden Park in Rocky River. We began our day at Linden Park by playing on the playground. The children climbed the rock walls and slid down the slides and swung on the swings. We even enjoyed our lunch there, we had ham and swiss sandwiches, broccoli, and nectarines. After lunch, we let our bellies settle and relaxed in the nice shade. We then took our field toys and played on the tennis courts and the best part of it all, we played on the huge hill! It was such an amazing day outside and we are happy we were able to enjoy it outside on a field trip. Theme week continues tomorrow with music day. We will pick up with our field trips where we will be rock climbing :). Hope everyone enjoys their day!

Exploring Masking Tape - Infant

Posted by Lakewood Childcare Center on June 6, 2019 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Finishing up our Father's Day week, the children stuck masking tape to the wall and then took it off again. This is one of their favorite activities and they are always so fascinated by the stickiness of it and how it manages to adhere everywhere including their fingers and their clothes. They shook sensory bottles and discovered bugs and sea creatures in them. A couple of the children can now ask for our bubbles and as soon as they come out, they are ecstatic and even the smaller babies enjoy watching them float above them. Tomorrow will have them trying to fit pom poms into paper towels tubes hung on the wall and if it warms up a little, we will take them to use large paint brushes with water on the walls outside and color with chalk on the sidewalks. What a fun way to wrap up a great week!