As well as being great fun, carving pumpkins and exploring winter vegetables can help your children develop many skills. These include developing muscle strength, problem-solving, creative designing and testing theories, to name a few. 😚
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Did you know: The sun's gravity keeps Earth in orbit around it, keeping us at a comfortable distance to enjoy the sun's light and warmth. It holds down our atmosphere and the air we need to breathe. Gravity is what holds our world together. GENIUS!
Stars are giant spheres of superhot gas made up mostly of hydrogen and helium. Stars get so hot by burning hydrogen into helium in a process called nuclear fusion. This is what makes them so hot and bright. Our Sun is a star!
Crabs can walk in all directions, but mostly walk and run sideways. The lifespan of a small crab averages around 3-4 years, but larger species such as the giant Japanese spider crab can live as long as 100 years!
Here are some of the masterpieces our little ones made for dad!
Toddlers & preschoolers will learn age-appropriate social, emotional, physical, and intellectual ski
Operating as usual
Some of last weeks highlights 👌
Experimenting with a Pumpkin!
This is a simple observation activity for the youngest scientists! 👏
Congratulations to our staff winners 🏆!
Our Costume Fall Party was amazing!
🎊🎃Congratulations to our Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners!🎃🎊
We would also like to thank all who participated and who voted. Your enthusiasm and support made it an exciting experience! 😀 Don't forget to vote for our staffs favorite pumpkin!
Cat in the Hat or Winnie the Pooh! Voting ends today at 10pm for our staff pumpkins. 🎃😊
Vote for your favorite! 🎃
Our staff also had a pumpkin competition. This year only two participated 😕. But that means there will be a prize for BOTH 😊! Help us by voting for your favorite! 🙏😊🎃
Update: Voting is closed! Thank you to everyone that participated. 😊❤️
Our PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST! Family and Friends, it's time to vote for your favorite pumpkin ! 🎃 The pumpkins with the most likes will win 🏆. First place $100 Amazon card, 2nd place $50 Amazon card, and 3rd $25 Amazon card!
Voting will end on Monday at 10pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 31! 🎃🏆🎃
May the best pumpkins win! 🎃
Learning about the number 2! These worksheets come in handy. Motor skills and math all in one. Kids can either glue pompoms on or dip them in paint and put them on the paper. Number recognition is the name of the game!
🎃🎃 GET READY FRIENDS AND FAMILY! 🎃🎃 🎃🎃🎃VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PUMPKIN! 🎃🎃
🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 OCTOBER 27 - 30th 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. In preschool, prevention is the name of the game. At this age, children aren’t really capable of intentionally bullying another quite yet, but they will have disagreements with peers and act out of frustration. Being Kind is Always Nice. ❤️
It's never too early to learn letter recognition!Identifying letters is an important skill for children to develop because it forms the foundation for learning to read and write ✍️. 😍❤️😊🙌
Ch is traditionally considered a distinct letter of the Spanish alphabet, called che.
Por ejemplo… chico, youngster. 👦
A is for Acorns! Do a Dot markers are so much fun and by grabbing the markers and choosing where to place the dot, your child is working on their hand-eye coordination. You can also use other objects to help your preschooler paint shapes on paper as they get creative and most important, have fun!
"Be a Hero and Take a Stand Against Bullying!"
We would like to thank you for making it out yesterday evening to open house. It was such a pleasure seeing so many smiles and getting to know one another as we communicated your child's progress and activities with you. It was such a pleasant experience. We are so blessed to have so many loving parents. Thank you and many blessings to you and your familys.
From all the staff. ❤️ 🙏
Exposure to early letter and number fluency will help to lay the foundation for learning the alphabet and numbers as your little one grows and develops.
Our daily morning routine. Being outside gives infants and toddlers lots of time and opportunity to develop their large motor skills, to freely crawl, walk, climb, run, and move their bodies. This promotes a healthy body and helps strengthen their hearts, lungs, and muscles. ❤️ 💪
My Fall Tree. Messy play like finger painting is important to every child’s development. In infants it helps by improving fine motor development by strengthening finger and hand muscles.
Nothing says fall like a tree covered in red, brown, orange, and yellow colored leaves. Adding fall activities to your curriculum will excite your preschoolers about the season while helping them develop their creative, cognitive, social-emotional, and problem-solving skills.
Friendly footprint/handprint fish swim inside big paper fishbowls. This project will keep kids smiling while turning their handprints/footprints into fish!
Fresh air and sunshine have well-documented benefits, but being outside is good for your baby in other ways too. Their senses are stimulated by the visual contrast of trees or buildings against the sky overhead, a breeze on their face, and new scents and sounds. Spending time outside can also improve language skills—and maybe even their sleep. ❤️
Being able to use scissors to cut well is important for many preschool and school activities. Children may have the skills to use small scissors by three to four years of age, but scissor skills are not fully developed until 6 years of age.
C is for CRAB . Practicing our writing skills. 🙂
Baby Shark activities for our toddlers. With baby shark songs toddlers can affiliate with the words baby, daddy, mommy, grandpa, grandma! They also have fun dancing 🕺 !
Our little ones learned about seahorses today! Very fascinating sea creatures. Seahorses are family-orientated creatures that exhibit some extremely tender character traits and they’ve worked their way firmly into the hearts of many scuba divers. Just like our little ones work their ways into our hearts. 🥰 ❤️
Crabs! 🦀 Did you know a group of crabs is called a cast. Male crabs usually have blue colored claws, while female crabs have red colored.
🦀 Nutrition Fact: Crab meat is high in vitamin B12, and 2-3 ounces of crab meat is enough to meet adult daily B12 requirements. 😋
This week we learned about many ocean animals. Dolphins are always fun to learn about! Did you know when a dolphin goes to sleep, it shuts down one hemisphere of its brain and closes the opposite eye. This allows the dolphin to monitor what’s going on around them and to regulate breathing! Incredible!
Our toddler class learning about underwater creatures. Did you know octopuses have blue blood, three hearts and a doughnut-shaped brain!
Happy Independence Day!
Did you know Americans eat around 150 million hot dogs each Independence Day! 😋 Americans also spend over $1 billion on fireworks every year! 🧨 Have a blessed 4th of July!!!
Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads!
May your day be blessed with many memories in the making!
Working on crafts for dad!
We are little graduates. Aren't you proud of us! We know our numbers and our ABC's. We made lots of friends and had fun too! Now we're off to the BIG KIDS SCHOOL! Congratulations to these cuties 😍!
Kindergarten here they come!
Senior Class of 2036!
To all McAllen Learning Center staff!
THANK YOU! You girls are amazingly awesome! Being a Director/Teacher/Caregiver/Cook is not for everyone. It takes a special person with lots of love, patience, and a caring heart. Thank you, girls, for being that special person to our little ones.
Thank you all for making us one of the best preschools in McAllen! We love you all very much! You are all unique in your own special ways. ✨️ Thank you, and may God bless all of ya!
A diamond is also known as a rhombus. Diamonds are a type of Parallelogram. All four sides of a diamond are equal. Opposite angles of a diamond are equal. It's fun learning about diamonds and the possibilities of creating different artworks with basic shapes!
Happy Birthday Mrs. Cavazos! Have a wonderdul Blessed day. Thank you for all you do! !
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Recycling is one of the most popular environmental movements in the world today.
It’s never too early to start teaching kids about the importance of recycling! The most important benefit of teaching children about recycling is to help them understand how their actions affect the environment. By teaching them how recycling affects the environment, they will make more conscious decisions when they are out in public.
Remember the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!
We can change the world one hand at a time!
♻️🌳🌎Happy Earth Day! 🌎🌳♻️
Hailstones are formed when raindrops are carried upward by thunderstorm updrafts into extremely cold areas of the atmosphere and freeze. Hailstones then grow by colliding with liquid water drops that freeze onto the hailstone's surface.
Our students got to enjoy watching the rain and hail fall this afternoon. They were so excited! And the thunder was amazing!
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