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Buttons and Laces

 

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Happy Easter 🐰🐣

We wish a Happy Easter for all families!

May this Easter Sunday inspire you to new hope, happiness, prosperity, and abundance!

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Practicing Rhymes

Who here does not remember a rhyme sung or recited during childhood by parents and teachers? In addition to being fun and curious, rhymes are very important in language development. The rhymes are excellent for helping children develop early language skills. This is because they increase awareness of spelling and phonemes, which are essentially the sounds that make up words.

In this sense, practicing rhyming texts out loud is fun and helps children to better understand the meanings of words. And that allows for a broader understanding of the language

And as we are learning about the oval shape here at Hyde & Seek the rhyme of the week was Humpty Dumpty’s. Can you recite it as well as our children?

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☘️Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️

In recent days we have done many activities to celebrate one of the most important dates in our country , St. Patrick’s Day.

Over the years, Saint Patrick became the patron saint of the Ireland and its inhabitants, and every March 17 this great figure is celebrated celebrating parades in every corner of the island.

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How about we dance with the little leprechaun?

I’m a little Leprechaun

( Tune of I’m a Little Teapot)

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Song:

I’m a little leprechaun
Dressed in green,
The tiniest man
That you have seen.
If you ever catch me, so it’s told,
I’ll give you my big pot of gold.

Actions:

I’m a little leprechaun
(hands on hips)

Dressed in green,
(point to shirt)

The tiniest man
(hold thumb and index finger about an inch apart)

That you have seen.
(point to the other people)

If you ever catch me, so it’s told,
(make a motion like you’re grabbing at a leprechaun)

I’ll give you my big pot of gold.
(make a motion like you’re giving something away)

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World Book Day

Today we celebrate World Book Day, with a lot of reading and playing. We know our children’s favorite books that they brought from home. Our crèche has become the real World of Imagination with all the children and staff dressed in the costumes of their favorite characters.

Reading plays a fundamental role in language development. Therefore, books must be part of the children’s universe from birth. When caregivers are reading, they discover the structure of the language and, little by little, realize that it is the images and letters that make they tell the stories. Thus, the child gradually discovers that the letters are symbols and that the texts contain meanings.

Celebrating the day of the book is a way to remember the importance it has in our lives. Reading should be a pleasant time for both children and adults. The sooner you have contact with reading, the better. Reading expands vocabulary, increases knowledge and is a form of fun. And, to encourage this habit to be created really early.

For reading to become a habit and contribute effectively to development, it must be part of the children care routine, as well as feeding and bedtime rituals.

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