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September 2023

Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

Dear Parents:

We are so happy to celebrate Bambi’s 50 year anniversary this month!

We welcome you and your child to Bambi Childcare. Each room has its own schedule, and staff will make changes to schedules on a daily basis to meet the needs of your children.

The staff encourage learning based on actual experience and participation. Children learn social and intellectual skills, and are allowed personal choices. Good self-help skills allow them to develop independence and self-esteem.

Baby Room

We would like to welcome Miley, Ivy, Luke to our room this month.

During the month of September, we’ll be teaching children about soccer, and soccer balls. Children will be making soccer balls using paper plates and pentagon shapes.

During the second week of September, children will be talking about apples. For our crafts we will make hand print apple trees. Children love the sensory aspect of using their hands to paint. We’ll be singing the silly song Apples Apples.

During the last 2 weeks of the month, we’ll start discussing Fall, and Fall colours. This is a new season for the children to experience and learn about and it’s a great time to start teaching children about different colours they see around themselves every day. Hand painting is one of the children’s favourite activities, so they’ll be making maple leaf hand prints.

During story time, we’ll be reading the book Baby Loves Fall, singing songs The Leaves Are Falling Down, and spend lots of time outside where we encourage children to ride bikes, cars, and climb the different climbers. We are very excited to introduces these fun activities to our new and current friends in the classroom.

Mrs. Hilda, Mrs. Ina

Toddler Room 1

Happy Birthday to Frankie, Hadley, and Etta.

Autumn is the season of pumpkins, apples, harvests. This month we’ll explore Autumn in all of it’s loveliness. We will show the children fall colours and talk about how the weather changes. We will play I Spy and ask the children to recognize orange, yellow, red, and brown colours around the room. We will play Ring Around the Rosie with a parachute. During circle time we’ll be singing songs about colours and animals. We will read the books The Oak Inside The Acorn, The seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree, When Autumn Comes, etc. We will also learn about different animals gathering food in the fall so that they are able to survive in the winter. We will teach children about weather appropriate clothing for cooler weather, and play a game with the children where they sort out summer clothes from autumn clothes. Our arts and crafts will consist of Fall colours and leaves. During outdoor time, we’ll hunt around the playground for fallen leaves, pine cones, and branches to make a beautiful Fall collage, and we will also gather some leaves to make crayon rubbiKngs.

Mrs. Naouel, Mrs. Georgina

Toddler Room 2

Happy Birthday to Kiera and Dylan this month.

Hello families! We hope everyone had an amazing summer. We had so much fun learning about nature, and ocean/zoo animals. With the school season starting, we will be learning all about the alphabet. Each week we will learn a new letter with different pictures starting with that letter. We will teach children how each letter looks and sounds.

The first week we will learn about the letter A, and talk about apples, airplanes, alligators, and ants. Each day the children will create art that is based on that letter.

The second week will be for letter B. We’ll learn about bees, boats, bubbles, butterflies and bats.

The third week will be for letter C. We will learn about cats, caterpillars, clouds, cars, and circles.

The last week we will study the letter D. This will be about donuts, dogs, ducks, dinosaurs, and the diamond shape.

We will also be reading alphabet books to reinforce our lessons. We are very excited to start this new curriculum with the children and expand their knowledge of the world around them.

Mrs. Kayleigh

Preschool Room

We would like to welcome Ahmed, Lincoln, Miia, Tehillah, and Tatyana to our room.

Welcome Autumn! There is so much to look forward to. In the spirit of the start of the school year, the children’s activities for this month will revolve around: learning classroom rules, letters, numbers, shapes, colours, etc.

We would like to welcome all our 3 year olds who joined our classroom this month. The children are so interested in writing letters and numbers. They are always asking how to write them so we are delighted to go where their interests lead us. During this month, we will practice counting, and learn some counting songs. We will use our chalk board during circle time and have short writing lessons. The children will practice writing with different materials, including their fingers, chalk, magic erase boards, markers, and pencil crayons during the day. We will use letter and number mats where the children can build letters and numbers using small wooden blocks, bottle caps, and play dough. The children will be challenged to write as many letters and numbers as they can.

Arts and crafts will consist of making pictures with letters in mind. For example, they will decorate the letter B using bubbles, and create art with using butterfly pasta. We will make paper prints of apples hanging from an apple tree, paper plate donuts for the letter D, and Elmo for the letter E.

Our pretzel baking letter activity will be very fun – the children can mix butter for their pretzels, create their own pretzel letter, we will sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon, then bake it in the oven and enjoy. YUMMY!

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Izabela

July 2023

Monday, July 10th, 2023

Baby Room

We would like to welcome our new friends Louise, Mirabel, Ivana, and Alba to our room.

For the first week of July we’ll be celebrating Canada’s 156th birthday. The children are excited to make Canada flags with their hand prints.

Summer is here! During this theme, our circle time will include the book Baby Loves Summer. We have lots of fun sensory activities for the children, such as making sandals by using paint on their feet.

The third week of July we’ll be learning about tropical fruits. During circle time, we’ll be singing a fun, silly song called Apples and Bananas. For our story during the tropical fruit exploration, we’ll be reading the book called Baby Let’s Eat.

For the last week of July, we’ll be focusing our studies on beautiful butterflies. For this art experience, we will be encouraging children to use their fine motor skills, and help glue on small pieces of paper to create a beautiful butterfly. We’ll be teaching children a new song called Let’s Sing The Butterfly Song, and we will read the book Ten Magic Butterflies. We will also be keeping children busy with some peek-a-boo games, throwing and catching balls, and learning how to use a bike.

Mrs. Hilda, Mrs. Ina.

Toddler Room 1

We would like to welcome Rory to our room.

Happy 2nd birthday this month to Grace, Victoria, Bella, Marcus, and Dash.

We are excited to be starting our yummy ice cream unit. The children will enjoy sensory play and working with puffy paint to make ice cream art. We will be sharing books called The Little Ice Cream Truck, and The Full Scoop Story. Outside, we’ll be playing the ice cream game, where we try to knock a ball (our ice cream) out of a cone. We’ll talk about the Calgary Stampede, show pictures of cowboys and cowgirls and point out their special clothes, hats, and boots.

We will be going to the zoo (in our imagination), by pretending to be all kinds of zoo animals, looking at the pictures, and playing language games. We will read Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See, we will roar like lions, and we’ll teach children the songs We Are Going To The Zoo Zoo Zoo. Outdoors, we will play games where we walk like zoo animals.

Mrs. Naouel, Mrs. Georgina

Toddler Room 2

Hello families! We had so much fun in the month of June. The children loved working hard on their Father’s Day presents. They loved having their feet painted.

As we get into the month of July, we really get into the outdoor side of learning. The first couple weeks of July will consist of children learning all about camping, and different types of animals we may also encounter while out camping in the woods. We will talk about what we’ll need to bring when we’re out camping, and what activities we can do while we’re out in the forest. We’ll be using different items from nature, such as leaves, flowers, and twigs, for making art, as well as painting rocks, and using flowers as paint brushes.

We’ll be ending the month of July with a fun beach theme. As there are not too many beaches within close to proximity, we will be bringing the beach to the classroom. We’ll put sand in our sensory table, and the children will use different tools such as rakes, shovels, and buckets to build little toy castles, and make interesting creations.

In our water table, we’ll be putting different things that you may see floating in the water. We hope the weather will cooperate and bring many sunny days for children to play outside.

Mrs. Kayleigh, Mrs. Fanni

Preschool Room

Welcome to our room Sofia and Kenza, and also Happy Birthday to them, as well as Journee and Brooklynn.

Yahoo! Stampede is on the way! The horses are neighing, cowboys are shining their boots, and are ready to lasso some cows. We’ll be playing lots of outdoor games – Hoola Hoop Lasso, Broom Horse Barrel Racing. We’ll be learning a cowboy dance, and stretching with our cosmic kids wild west yoga. In our dramatic play area we’ll be cooking pancakes and reading books like The Gingerbread Cowboy. We’ll be making crafts like cowboy puppets, and decorating cowboy boots. During circle time, we’ll be learning what cowboys use on the ranch, and how they work. Get ready to dress up like a cowboy for show and tell.

We will learn watermelon and ice cream galore. These treats are so cool and refreshing in the summer months. We’ll be learning where they came from. We will read The Watermelon Madness, and The Watermelon Seed. We will learn how watermelons are grown, and how milk turns into ice cream. We’ll also enjoy some yummy watermelon and ice cream treats.

The last week will be all about the circus. This theme has so much to explore: circus performers, circus animal shows, cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cones. We will be playing The Ring Master Says. We will jump through the “flaming” hoops pretending to be lions, spin plates, juggle balls, learn a circus dance, and take a virtual field trip to the circus. Our art projects will include a trapeze performer, circus lollipops, popcorn, cotton candy, and tissue paper snow cones.

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Izabela, Mrs. Trixie

June 2023

Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Dear Parents,

The summer is here and we need to know if your child will be away during July and August. Please notify the room staff.

This month, a librarian from Southwood Library will be joining us once a week in the Preschool Room and introducing children to new books, stories, and songs.

Baby Room

We are very excited to share with you what the babies will be doing this month. The children will be taken on an adventure through the ocean as we learn all about ocean animals and other creatures they can find under water. We will be reading the book Babies in The Ocean and singing our favorite song Baby Shark. Children love doing the actions to all different shark family members. The children will have lots of fun playing with ocean animals in the water table. We will be creating a fun craft using their hand and foot prints. Most of the children love the sensory learning they get from using their body to help create art.

For Father’s Day, the children will be making something special. During circle time we’ll be teaching the children some new songs such as Good Morning Daddy, and Daddy Loves Me.

Mrs. Hilda and Mrs. Trixian

Toddler Room 1

Happy Birthday to Arlo this month.

We will be talking about watermelon – the shape, the colours, and whether it’s a fruit or vegetable. We will read One Watermelon Seed to the children to show how watermelons are planted and how they grow. We will sing Watermelon Tastes So Good, and even taste watermelon for snack time. For our crafts, we will create a watermelon art painting.

With summer in full swing, picnics are a great way to get outdoors and enjoy these long days. There are so many picnic activities to get excited about! We’ll be singing The Ants Go Marching, and looking for the ants on our playground. We will read The Bears Picnic, and set up a tent outside so the children can pretend they’re going camping. How exciting! For our art project, we will paint with marshmallows, and make campfire crafts.

We’ll make a special Fathers Day card, and learn the song I Love You. We will also be reading stories about our dads such as My Daddy and Me, and Dad Jokes Best.

Mrs. Naouel, and Mrs. Georgina

Toddler Room 2

Happy Birthday to Leo this month!

We would like to welcome Sofia, Erik, and Teagan who are graduating from Toddler Room 1. We are very excited to have them join us in fun-filled learning.

Our room had an exceptional month of activities last month – we made beautiful cards for our lovely mothers, and learned about different insects. We finished off the month with 2 weeks learning about farm animals. It was a great time practicing to identify different animals that live on a farm, and the sounds they make.

During circle time the children are having so much fun singing the Donut Shop song. The Donut Shop song has felt donuts and each child has the opportunity to pick their favorite coloured donut and place it on the felt board.

Children love to learn about dinosaurs. Their favorite book is How Dinosaurs Go To School. They love reading about all the different types of dinosaurs and practicing how to say their names.

This month we are learning about different sports that children will have the opportunity to play outdoors in the Summer. The children are very excited to celebrate Fathers Day. We’ll be making presents and cards for our fathers.

Mrs. Ina, Mrs. Kayleigh

Preschool Room

Happy Birthday to Helena and Naeto!

We are loving the warm weather we’ve been having. Every morning we started practicing our Cosmic Kids Yoga. This gives children some nice relaxation and stretching.

This month our themes are Pond Life, Vegetable Garden, Fathers Day, and Camping.

We are so excited to explore Pond Life. The children are learning about insects and animals that live in or near ponds. Our craft will feature ducks, dragon fly’s, turtles, and frogs. During circle time we will read Nature Children books about pond animals. We will sing the songs Five Little Ducks, and Five Little Speckled Frogs.

Garden Time! Children will be learning about different vegetable seeds. They will sort them by size and type, count them, and watch them grow into plants. We will be making a produce collage of all our favorite fruits and veggies. During circle time we will be reading the story Growing Vegetable Soup, and we will sort the different fruits and vegetables in our housekeeping area.

Happy Fathers Day this month. The children are so excited to celebrate their fathers, or father figures in their life. We will make a special Fathers Day craft and “working” with tools like some dads do, and “fishing” in our water table.

Camping Time. We will introduce children to camping activities like fishing, going on hikes, and sleeping in a tent. We will assemble a tent in our Dramatic Area, and will be using flashlights beside our “camp fire”. We’ll be learning the song We’re Going On A Bear Hunt and making crafts using popsicle sticks and tinfoil.

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Izabela, Mrs. Olga

May 2023

Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

Dear Parents,

The daycare will be closed on Monday May 22 for Victoria Day.

We would like to welcome our new teacher Mrs. Kayleigh. She is an Early Childhood Educator with 8 years of experience and recently moved from BC with her family. She is working with Mrs. Ina in Toddler Room 2.

Jane Pevzner

Baby Room

We would like to welcome Micah and Lillian to our room. We wish Frankie and Riley all the best as they move to Toddler Room 1. We are sure they will have a great time with their teachers and new friends.

In May we will talk about farms, rain, and zoo animals.

Our babies are growing:

Hadley is very social, and easily gets along with all the children in the room. She is learning how to share toys and taking turns during play.

Eta is very gentle. She likes to dance and sing with her friends. Her favorite song is Baby Shark.

Levi is a very active boy. He likes to run, climb, and can build towers with 4 blocks.

Isabella is sensitive and sweet. She is always showing kindness to other kids. Her favorite activity is catching bubbles outside.

Briar’s language development is improving very quickly. She can name and point to each of her new friends. She repeats every word the teacher says.

Paul is very enthusiastic. He knows how to say Mom, Dad, More, and can say the names of his friends. He likes to play with cars and ride bikes.

Harper has adapted to the daycare routine and is very happy. She is always eager to run and play outside. When she sees her friends, she always says WOW.

Mrs. Hilda, Mrs. Heba

Toddler Room 1

Happy Birthday to Hazel!

This month we are diving into Spring themes, such as Rain, Gardening, and Insects.

Rain Rain Go Away, just kidding. We are all grateful for the rain to help make the trees and grass green again. The children will have lots of fun singing that song though. We will paint umbrellas and raindrops and read books about rainy days.

The second week we will talk about Mother’s Day. This is a special holiday where we’ll be singing about our mom’s, and creating a special game for them too. Children will be learning the song I Love My Mommy.

Carrots, cabbages, turnips, oh my! Garden season is fast approaching. We’ll be talking and learning about fruits and vegetables and planting some seeds.

Creepy crawlers are starting to come out of hiding. We’ll be painting lady bugs, cutting stripes for bumble bees, and pasting wings on butterflies. We’re all going to march with the song The Ants Go Marching.

Mrs. Naouel, Mrs. Georgina

Toddler Room 2

Happy Birthday to Violet and Eva!

With the weather warming up, we decided to continue the Spring theme, and added on some other interesting bugs we may find coming out from hiding. We will then celebrate our mom’s, and move onto our farm theme.

This last month has been so much fun learning about Spring. Spring, Mr. Sun, and different types of weather. The children have enjoyed singing and moving to the Mr. Sun song. Currently their favorite song to sing together is Slippery Fish. The children have also had the opportunity to learn about rain. Different types of rain storms that can happen including thunder and lightning storms. They have been able to create fun rain themes, such as jumping in puddles in their rain boots.

There are many kinds of bugs children are going to be able to start finding, and we decided to have children learn more about the types of insects they will find out in the yard and sometimes in our homes. We will study ants, lovely lady bugs, beautiful butterflies and more.

With Mother’s Day coming up, the children are very excited to start making beautiful creations for their mommy’s. We’ll be reading books about mothers.

During the Farm theme, children will explore different homes for animals, and the different types of animals found around the farm. We will be singing Old Macdonald Had A Farm, as well as Five Little Butterflies.

Mrs. Ina, Mrs. Kayleigh

Preschool Room

Happy Birthday to Greyson, Tristan, and Evelyn!

Happy May to everyone. This month we are looking forward to our Spring themes, such as beetles, and ladybugs, Mother’s day, caterpillars, butterflies, and pond life.

At circle time we will be doing activities such as playing musical instruments and singing The Ants Go Marching, and Tiny Turtle. We will also be stretching it out with cosmic kids yoga stories that children love. We will be reading the Very Clumsy Click Beetle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and I Don’t Want To Be A Frog.

We have created an insect habitat in our sensory table. It is filled with fun, natural materials, such as branches, pine cones, twigs and leaves, for children to explore, as well as some toy lady bugs, caterpillars, beetles, grasshoppers, etc. The children are having so much fun exploring these natural materials. By the end of the month, we will introduce a pond habitat in our sensory table which will be filled with frogs, lilly pads, fish, and turtles.

The children are excited to create different insect projects. We’ll be painting lady bugs, and making rainbow beetles. We will create tissue paper dragon flies green turtles, and frogs.

Our special Mother’s Day project will be … Shhhhh it’s a surprise!

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Izabela, Mrs. Olga

April 2023

Thursday, April 13th, 2023

Dear Parents,

We are finally enjoying some warmer weather. “April showers bring May flowers”. We have spent so much time indoors and are very excited to spend more time outside. Our children strengthen growing muscles when they are climbing, running, jumping, and playing outside.

Happy Birthday’s to Sofia, Brody and Mataara who all turn 2 this month.

Baby Room

Happy Spring! In April we will talk about Easter, insects, and butterflies. Our favorite song this month is Itsy Bitsy Spider. The Children love to sing, dance, and do the actions to this song.

Riley is really ready to transition to Toddler Room 1. He loves to sit at the table and use utensils during meals. He enjoys looking at books, pointing at the pages, and making animal sounds.

Frankie is a very good “helper” during clean up time. She likes to play with dolls, cars, and balls. She knows how to share and take turns with toys, and is always excited for outdoor play.

Hadley continues to be active, and is always on the move. She likes to push cars and run around with her friends. She loves sensory experiences and arts + crafts.

Etta is very sweet and joyful. Her communication skills are improving rapidly. She is copying lots of words she hears, and also loves music.

Levi is very friendly. He will give hugs to everyone. He loves to spend time looking at books, and climbing up and going down the baby slide outside.

Isabella is a happy girl. She has grown a lot in multiple ways. She is napping and eating well. She is very interested in musical instruments.

Briar likes story time. She will pull the teacher to sit down during circle to read her a book. She can say lots of words, and can say all her friends names.

Paul is active and very independent. He likes to eat without any help, and learned how to hold a spoon. He has fun making towers with blocks and knocking them down.

Harper is always happy and waving hi to everyone. She has a good appetite and sleeps well. She likes to play beekaboo with scarves, and finger painting.

Mrs. Hilda, Mrs. Heba

Toddler 1 & 2

Our themes for the month are Easter, insects, and Spring.

We will spend more time outside as the weather gets warmer. The children are looking forward to the grass and trees coming back to life. We are very excited to celebrate Easter. We will be making chicks, ducks, and bunnies during our craft time. We are looking forward to our visit from the Easter Bunny who will bring some treats for the kids. We will also be making bunny ear crafts. Our favorite songs for this week are Five Little Ducks, and When The Ducks Get Up In The Morning.

After Easter, we will be talking about Spring. We will discuss Spring weather, clouds and rain, and how we should dress for this season. The children will be making umbrellas, constructing clouds using cotton balls, and painting rain boots. We will be learning the song Our Eyes Can See It’s Springtime.

This month we’ll be talking about bees and caterpillars. The children have mastered the action song I’m Bringing Home My Baby Bumblebee. They will be painting beehives out of egg cartons, and making bees using paper towel rolls, pipe cleaners, and yarn. We will be talking about how good bumblebees are for the world, and how they pollenate flowers. It will be fun observing them outdoors. We will read some books about how hardworking bumblebees are and how they all live together in a beehive. When learning about caterpillars, we will read the book called The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We will be reading this story using flannel board with props.

Mrs. Naouel, Mrs. Georgina, Mrs. Ina, Mrs. Gina

Preschool Room

Welcome Spring!

We are excited for the snow to melt away and for the days to be longer and warmer. This month our themes are Easter, rain and rainbows, worms and mud, and baby animals.

During circle time, we will discuss how each of our families celebrate Easter, and why we celebrate it. We will do some fun musical activities and bunny songs. Our art will be inspired by Easter eggs, bunnies, and chicks.

Spring is a perfect time to listen to rainfall and to jump in puddles. This week we will be talking about the water cycle, clouds, and rainbows. One of the books we are excited to read is How The Crayons Saved the Rainbow, and Spectacular Spring. Our art will feature rain, clouds, and rainbows.

Worms and Mud
What a messy subject! We will be discussing how worms break down organic matter and turn it into soil. Our art will feature worms and mud. We will also play and paint with mud. The books we will be reading are Wiggling Worms At Work, and Wonderful Worms.

Baby Animals
So cute! We will discuss how spring is the time of the year when baby animals are born. During crafts, we will make lambs, ducklings, kittens, and puppies.

Mrs. Tanya, Mrs. Izabela, Mrs. Olga