In our infant program, we start using baby sign language from the earliest months. Baby signs are common terms that have been modified and simplified from American Sign Language. The sign for this month is “daddy”. To sign the word “daddy”, tap your thumb on your forehead repeatedly.
As toddlers continue to grow their vocabulary, it is important to read to them. Reading with your toddler builds stronger relationships, aids in language and listening skills, and enhances concentration and discipline.
This month, your child will continue to use descriptive words, understand the concept of three, and share family holiday traditions. Some suggested activities could include going on a color hunt around your home and giving your child three items to practice counting to three.
This month, your child will learn to use sequence vocabulary (i.e. first, second), recognize the meaning of holidays, and identify how families’ customs and traditions are similar or different.
This month, your child will give verbal clues to describe objects, count from 1 to 100, and order the days of the week and months of the years sequentially.
Read Together, Talk Together
The Day the Goose got Loose By: Reeve Lindberg
Duck By: Randy Cecil
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore By: David M. McPhail
December 3rd – 21st: Little Shoppers Fundraiser
December 3rd – 13th: Angel Tree Donations
December 14th: Pre-K I&II Field Trip
December 20th: Holiday Tradition Parties
December 21st: Polar Express and PJ Day
December 21st – January 7th: Winter Camp
December 24th-26th: Carrington Closed
December 31st & January 1st: Carrington Closed
Inclement Weather Reminder
We do not always follow the closure schedule of the local public schools because we don’t have to contend with the same transportation issues. Our goal is to be open as many days as possible to support our working parents. If we must close because our teachers cannot safely get to work, you will receive a notification via Links 2 Home as soon as the closure is announced. We also post notifications on our website, Facebook page and local news channels.
Winter Clothing Reminder
If you’ve not already done so, please check your child’s cubby to ensure they have an extra set of weather appropriate clothes. Students also need to come to school each day with a jacket and dressed warm enough to play outside for part of the day. If the weather is brisk we still go outside for active games and SPARK activities and want everyone to be able to participate.