Our 2-year-olds straddle an interesting developmental crossroads. When they start the school year, many are mainly able to grasp what is "in the here and now"- things that they can touch, see, and feel right in front of them. As they develop throughout the year, they begin to grasp more abstract concepts and pretend play. This also marks the transition from parallel play to more collaboration and engagement with peers. Ms. Allie and Ms. Shada are among the most responsive teachers in the city, ready to meet children's needs whatever they may be. Ms. Allie has a STEM background and left a role as an elementary and middle school STEAM lead because of her passion for 2-year-olds! Welcome to Magnolia.
All of our kids at Early Partners are book crazy! Magnolia teachers respond to children's gesture with language and ask "wh- questions" such as "What do you see?" to support early language development.
After many bananas served for lunch, our friends went bananas for bananas! Ms. Allie & Ms. Shada followed their lead, bringing banana blossoms, leaves, and bunches for a hands-on examination. The children noticed that bananas change as they age and wondered what would happen if they kept them for a longer period of time. This is how rotting bananas in a sealed container turned into a conversation starter about decomposition with 2-year-olds!
Our friends in Magnolia often take quiet moments to look at the window and make observations about what they see and hear.
Children in Magnolia engage in early mark-making as a fun (and sometimes messy!) pre-writing activity. Even if the grip isn't perfect, these little ones are practicing fine motor skills and building the muscles in their hands for future drawing and writing.
Our friends love to explore their 5 senses and especially enjoy playing with light. Natural light through classroom windows create interesting shadows and the light table is fascinating no matter the time of day!
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