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We are excited to announce our Summer Playdate Series!  Everyone loves a playdate, but the kids want to have them more than parents like to host them. Let us play host this summer . . . that means no mess, no noise, no cleanup and no negotiations about who gets …

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Thank you for visiting us! Below you will find our updated registration forms. Please contact us directly at 272-2223 or creativetotspreschool@gmail.com for availability as our programs remain full throughout the year. Thank You!   Creative Tots Student Programs 2016-2017 Kindergarten Prep Registration Preschool Prep Registration Preschool Program Toddler Program  

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Creative Tots Art Show 2015

We want to thank everyone for such an amazing turn out for our annual art show!  The children worked so hard on their creations and were so excited to share them with you!                

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Toddler Xylophone Band!

May 10, 2016 Toddlers No Comments

While learning about the letter “x”, we decided since we made a xylophone out of the letter “x”, we would actually learn about the xylophone and how to play music with it! We sang different songs, such as, “Row Row Row Your Boat” and “Do You Know the Muffin Man?” and our friends practiced playing along with the xylophone. Since we didn’t have enough xylophones for all of our friends to play at once, we took turns and those who weren’t playing a xylophone got to shake a maraca. We were just like a real band! Ms. Joanie would have been so proud :)

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Oh Say Can You Seed?

In Preschool Prep, we were able to explore the inside of different fruits and vegetables!  First, we made predictions of what we might find inside each fruit or vegetable. Then, we cut them open and made observations about the foods.  We were able to try a taste of each type of fruit and vegetable at snack time!

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The lemons were so sour!!

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Preschool Prep Gardeners!

In preschool prep we have been learning all about seeds! Specifically, how they grow and what they need to grow into beautiful plants.   We have planted pumpkin, corn, green bean, sugar snap pea and radish seeds! We are seeing the changes first hand.  Each vegetable plant has sprouted and is continuing to grow as we take care of them.

Each child  also planted their own grass seed in a plastic cup. We added silly pictures of each student to the outside of their cup.  With the grass growing on top, it looks like they are growing green hair!

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Swiper No Swiping!

We had a visitor in our classroom last week! Ms. Katelyn brought in her pet ferret, Swiper for us to look at and pet!

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“If You Give a Preschooler a Cookie…”

We have lots of great bakers in our preschool prep classroom! We all worked together to make homemade chocolate chip cookies that we were able to eat for snack! Yumm :)

 

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Children’s Museum Center Visits K Prep!

April 29, 2016 K Prep No Comments

WILD ABOUT ANIMALS

From Africa to Antarctica, we became part of the wild animal kingdom. We took an imaginary safari across Africa and looked through binoculars to see zebras, lions and more. We waddled like a penguin in the coldest place on Earth then we hopped on over to a continent with some unusual Down Under residents.

Visiting the African Savannah through our special binoculars!

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Making snow for the Antarctic Habitat!

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Carrying baby penguins on our feet just like a mama penguin!

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Exploring the animals from “Down Under!”

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What does Eucalyptus smell like and who LOVES to eat it?

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What is a Marsupial?

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Who can jump as far as a Kangaroo?

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Do You Know the Muffin Man?

April 27, 2016 Toddlers No Comments

Our color for the month of April is the color “blue”. What a great excuse for us in the toddler classroom to make blueberry muffins all together! The toddlers love to help mix in each of our ingredients when we make different recipes, all of them waiting as patiently as they can for their turn! Turn-taking is a very important step in cognitive development for toddlers and young children, and the beginning stages of being able to communicate back and forth with their peers. Because of this, we focus on turn-taking as much as possible in our classroom. Taking turns in larger group activities also helps toddlers practice for when they encounter turn-taking in one-on-one situations during free play and/or recess.

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Butterfly Life Cycle

April 18, 2016 Preschool Prep No Comments

Last week we learned all about the butterfly life cycle in preschool prep! The students were able to watch a life cycle video, complete an activity where they put all of the cycle steps in order, helped to act out the stages of the life cycle and finally, listen to a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar! What a fun day!

We learned that the first step of the life cycle is for the mother butterfly to lay eggs on a leaf. Next, a baby caterpillar emerges from its egg. (We learned that the baby caterpillar feeds on its egg shell before eating anything else!) We had some volunteers act out these stages :)

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After the caterpillar can’t eat anymore and grows bigger, it builds a cocoon around itself called a chrysalis.  It grows and changes in this chrysalis for about 15 days! We wrapped some of our friends in a pretend chrysalis to act out this step!

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When the caterpillar is ready, it breaks free from its chrysalis and is no longer a caterpillar, but a beautiful butterfly!

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