The children had an amazing session of PreSchool Story Time this fall which featured what else? Falling leaves, Harvest, Scary Stories, Holiday Fun, and we had Smokey the Bear visit from the Forest service. Smokey has his own website! The kids even got to make a bear mask with Smokey.
The fall session also focused on community. We had the Fire Department visit on Halloween during our party and do a Trick or Treat safety presentation to the families, and the children got to see the big fire trucks. We also had some state police officers do an educational safety workshop for the kids, and a public service representative from the Rail Runner gave a talk and showed a video on Rail Runner safety for the families.
As this blog goes out, we are having a blast planning the themes, finger plays, songs, stories and crafts, with a few guests as well! Finger plays and rhymes come to life during circle and large groups as preschool children show word meaning through simple actions and finger movements. Preschoolers develop memory and recall skills as they sing and recite the songs and poems. Sometimes we even get to read new books before they go out on the shelves!
By TT @ SS
Craft Photo by LR @ SS