This month's momstown theme was focused on Baby Animals. I was very excited to read our Scholastic sponsored book "I Am Small" by Emily Dodd at our Tales for Tots literacy program since I knew the kids would instantly relate to it.
This story is based on a baby penguin and how he views the world. Everything is big, fast paced and at times scary.The only thing that this little guy can find solace in is the reassurance that he is the Biggest thing in his Mothers life and the love that she showers him with is what gives him the confidence to face all that comes his way!. This tender tale was very heart warming and you could hear the chorus of "awe's" as the last sentence was read.
The crafts we chose to do today to highlight our Baby Animals theme were lambs and chickadees for the infants. We used feathers and cotton balls for sensory exploration.
Our toddlers and preschoolers had fun putting together their baby horses - otherwise known as a foal. They put their fine motor skills to use by cutting the yarn in order to make the mane and the tail. The final touch was the clothes pegs that made up the wobbly legs that foals have when they are first born.
Congrats to Erin and Ethan who are going to be adding "I Am Small" to their own personal book collection!
Out Tales for Tots early literacy event is just one of the many educational based programs that momstown Milton moms and tots enjoy as part of their membership. If you want to experience the fun click here to register to become a member!