Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
They have all sorts of activities for newborns through age five. The ideas require minimal materials and little prep time. I love it!
After waking from his nap, Jasper was very snuggly with me. He pointed to his socks on the floor. "Do you want to put these on?" I asked. "Ya," he said. I put the socks on him and then asked, "Should we put on your pants?" He shook his head no. I waited and asked him again a few times and the answer was always no. We didn't have any grand plans, so the second half of the day was no pants. For Jasper, I continued to wear pants.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Our pre-school sponsored a Family Fun Event today. We didn't get to all of the activities, but Jasper still had a great time.
He took a little while to wake up and get into the festivities. Jasper was not sure about the parachute activity. He decided to stand aside and watch.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
We are having an extended summer and that's good for Jasper. He finally showed some interest in a spray park. Actually, he enthusiastically got soaked. After about twenty minutes he was shivering, but still protested when it was time to go home. I didn't know that this park had a water feature, so I only had a change of clothes, no towel. Luckily the car was pretty toasty when we returned.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The nerdy dog shirt seemed appropriate for this first day...
What is a Cooperative Preschool?
Cooperative preschools provide members with their first formal opportunity to become involved in their children’s education. With the guidance and support of a skilled educator, parents and guardians can learn effective ways of dealing with their children. Children learn best by freely interacting with people and things in their environment. The richer the environment, the more opportunities there are for learning.
Each class includes parent education which is a key component of co-op preschools and helps us learn and grow as parents. Our Co-op is affiliated with Shoreline Community College and enrolled parents actually receive college credits for the parent education they receive.
We are already looking forward to next week!
We had a very happy morning, but I am also keeping the tradgedy of September 11th in mind as I go through the day. Our local NPR station had a wonderful segment on religious tolerance with the Interfaith Amigos, http://www.kuow.org/program.php?current=WK1
And I am reminded of the book I keep meaning to order, "14 Cows for America" - a children's book about 9/11. I cannot imagine explaining this day to Jasper, but someday I will with the hope that he will contribute to making the world a more peaceful, tolerant place.