Sunday, March 4, 2012

Celebrating Seuss!

I know there are dozens of Dr. Seuss posts out there but I MUST share.  This past week we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday! There is something magical about re-introducing young children to a familiar friend.  The Cat in the Hat is an old family friend to most children, they take pride and joy in knowing the stories and the characters.

 In celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday this past week, we grew as a community.  It was very sweet to over-hear comments like, "I have that book at home!" and "You do? So do I!" said with excitement and joy over the connection to a friend.
 
Children develop independence by first separating from their parent to their teacher, then from the teacher to a peer/friend...this natural progression is not always an easy task for all to do.  The work of the preschool teacher is to nurture friendships between the children.   When was the last time you shared with a parent, about who their child plays with at school?  Suggesting play-dates is a great way to foster preschool friendships.  Some parents will ask but other parents may be shy or may not feel comfortable asking. 
Happy Reading everyone!  ~MM
 

    

5 comments:

cahill said...

Hi

Tks very much for post:

I like it and hope that you continue posting.

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L said...

Great site - very inspiring. I'm also creating a site about working with twins at home - http://medoit.org/ - I'm not a Montessori teacher myself, but I am looking around for sites like yours to learn from!

ocmontessori said...
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ocmontessori said...

Good post. Nice photos. Thanks for sharing. Am working to create a Montessori Education Blog, you have a nice theme here :)

Julie Myers said...

This looks like a great event to have for kids! I remember that as a child I loved Dr. Seuss. I think it's a great approach to use Montessori to teach children. It seems to be very effective, and would be very fun especially with things such as Dr. Seuss! http://www.nicholasmontessorischool.com

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