Our February theme was Healthy Bodies. We explored the theme through a variety of activities, including:
We worked with parents to support the Curriculum at home by discussion the following:
Children don’t always understand what they are feeling. It is important to talk to kids about listening to their bodies, and to help them do some detective work to interpret their feelings. If they are feeling out-of-sorts, is their body telling them that they need something? Are they hungry? Are they tired and need to take some quiet time? Are they restless and need to “get their wiggles out” and play outside? Do they need a hug? Do they need to talk to someone? Help them to stop and think about what their body is feeling and help to vocalize what they need.
We focused on the following vocabulary: Stethoscopes, otoscopes, blood pressure cuff, thermometer, scale, vaccines, bandages, doctors, nurses, dentists, hygienists, X-rays, etc