April showers bring ... more showers! It seems like we are getting a lot of rain recently. While the kids get bummed because the playground is wet, they still like going out and sitting on the covered porch and watching the rain. It's so relaxing and provides us with some learning opportunities to discuss the weather and why it's important. Although it will be nice when we can actually say April showers bring May flowers!
We have been so excited for the nice weather we've been getting recently. With Spring quickly approaching, we are looking forward to spending some much needed time outside. The children love using the great outdoors for some fun learning. Watch out, soon the children will be looking for some creepy crawlers and tell you all about it.
Our side playground, typically used for the two year olds will be getting a makeover in the next couple of weeks. As most of you know we have tried sod, grass seed, mats, and made other attempts to get rid of the dirt but to no avail. We will be bringing in fifteen scoops of mulch in order to put a mulch ground cover in. We hope that this will help to cut down on the amount of dirt that gets stirred up.
Kidz Playhouse recently received a grant from Nemours, General Mills, and Child Care Aware of Missouri. This grant is to help improve our food program and increase physical activity in an effort to help combat childhood obesity. Our grant helped us purchase life size fruits and vegetables, market sorting baskets, and nutrition tiles. In addition, new child size plates and cups are being purchased. By the end of July, all children two years and older will be serving themselves and we will be using family-style dining for all meal services.