Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sense of Wonder

My school has a free family pre-school room called Sense of Wonder.
My dad brings Salvatore over so they can explore, learn and play together.  
He practices guitar, like Tio Brian.  
He spends most of his time right next to all of the musical instruments and he tries each one.
He strings beads and makes patterns.
Today he learned "I'm a Little Teapot"...and has not stopped singing it.
He played with dinosaurs.
And he loved to read and play with the STOP/SLOW sign.  He impressed us by declaring that it is an octagon.  There is also a painting station, little library, piano, paper cutting, and a cool tub filled with dried beans that he can scoop and shovel around.  This bean mix is my next project to duplicate at home.  He LOVES hiding and finding stuff in the beans.  This room is a comfortable, free and easy environment to move around in and learn with all of your senses.


  1. love that last picture... Lolo's pride is wonderful!

  2. Is this new? Can they come anytime or it is a class? How great!

  3. What a great time with Grandpa! I am ashamed to say I didn't even know this existed at our school :(.

  4. Yes, Christine, it is new this year...they have not advertised it at all (don't know why), so most of us did not know it was there. Anyone can come anytime on the days that it is open, Mon.-Wed. 8-11 or 1-3. Kids can stay for 10 minutes or 2 hours! I was wanting to bring Salvatore on Fridays, my day off, but they are not open that day.

  5. This is great! This may be why Salvatore is asking to go to school. What a fantastic time with grandpa and he may also get to see mommy too:)