Julia, the Early Years Cultural Advisor from the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society, brought some hand drums to share with us today! We sang 2 songs about animals, and we talked about amazing things that the Earth gives us. Some local animals that the children mentioned were squirrels, bears, cougars, elk, deer and moose. Later when we came inside, one of our friends was blowing into a tube and exclaimed, "It makes a moose call!" We are looking forward to exploring more deeply, the ways that we interact with the natural world!
Turtles and snakes weren't the only things that were trying to swim in Rosebud Lake on Thursday! Outdoors is such an easy place to be...
How did we spend 4 hours at the Lake, you ask? Swimming, snacking, singing, reading, searching, watching, listening, tasting, walking.
The scavenger hunt finds were many! The best finds were the huckleberries, and they weren't even on the list!
So much learning takes place in the simplest of activities... In this game of Peek-a-Boo, these toddlers are building relationships and a sense of well-being and belonging. They are gaining understanding of other perspectives, and using their strong muscles for balance and coordination. What else do you see happening here?