Monday, February 01, 2010

Jack Frost

Our daycare is phenomenal. Stephanie's program is focused on letting the kids learn through play. They do tons of art and science activities, but don't wear aprons or smocks because then the kids aren't inhibited by the worry of "getting messy." Instead, our guidelines say that the kids need to come to school in clothes that can get dirty. This works for Owen.

During the summer, it was pretty common for me to pick him up and find 2 pairs of drenched clothes in his cubby. Stephanie would say, "some kids get REALLY into the water play..."

And last week, they had suspended giant balls of paper from the ceiling, so the kids could paint them as they swung around. Guess who though the best part was letting the painted balls smack him in the face?
Note, these pictures are after Stephanie gave him a thorough cleaning. I actually had to pick him up early that day because he was coughing so bad and Stephanie warned me that "the kids look like smurfs today."
(Oh, and yes, that's Owen testing out the Bumbo seat we are borrowing for Josh. We really didn't need any confirmation that he's got a skinny bum, but geez.)

6 comments:

Colleen said...

I say the dirtier they are the more fun they had! Glad you have such a GREAT day care for those sweet boys!

Stephanie said...

I love the look on Josh's face in that last pic. "What happened to my brother???" Such cuties!

Anonymous said...

Katie's in for a rude awakening when Walker arrives - Jeremy will have to remind her that boys are SUPPOSED to explore and get DIRTY!!! You are a perfect mama to be raising two boys!!! I loved the pictures - Josh looks like he's being tortured!! HA!! Love, Aunt Tracey

Cailean said...

Wow I am very impressed!!!!!!! What a gift for your kids to be in such a nurturing environment. I definitely believe that kids learn through art and play. Check out Susan Striker's books for more about this.

angie said...

wow, sounds like an awesome daycare, and good for you for being okay with the messiness...that would be my biggest hurdle...but it totally makes sense for the kids. :)

I am Kate Maxwell said...

i think owen might be more boettcher than maxwell...