Infant Program

december 2017

The importance of exploring and connecting to Nature is often an overlooked aspect of child development. Feeling the texture of snow, having it melt in your hands and being able to manipulate it by squeezing it and scooping it are all examples of how children learn about the world around them. Adding real materials such as measuring cups and spatulas help facilitate fine motor development and cause and effect skills. Adding light to the snow gives it a magical quality. The light shines through, changing the colour of the snow and allowing it to glow. This sparks a wonder in children as they seek to understand the changing qualities and abilities of the snow.

Don McMahon R,ECE

Tawni Johnston R,ECE BA/BED