Carmel Mountain Preschool Blog

Child Education

Styrofoam Sculpture

Children love stuff that sticks together. These super cool and colorful pieces of Styrofoam can be used for making all kinds of interesting sculptures.

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What to do with a Hex Bug Robot

The children are having too much fun with Hex bug robots. To begin the lesson, we took the little Hex bug apart. We examined the tiny battery and the motor. The older children at CMP will be making a real robot with a battery pack and a larger motor soon.

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How to deal with your child having FOMO when taking a nap.

Creating and implementing an effective nap routine is sometimes easier said than done. Especially if your little one is refusing to take a nap.

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Learning How to use Scissors

Learning how to use scissors is an important skill, it helps children develop the fine motor strength needed to use a pencil. Strong fine motor skills help children as they begin to learn how to write, and are the foundation for gripping and manipulating objects.

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My child loves books, do you have any favorites for preschoolers?

Of course. I love books, too! While as parents we intuitively know that reading is beneficial for children, more and more research is being collected proving the significance of reading for the developing brain.

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Frida Kahlo Shadow Box Project

This was a fun project to do with the children since I love introducing new artists and ideas! Throughout this lesson, the children exercise proper pen holding skills, fine motor skills, and get to learn a little art history along the way.

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Watercolor Art

This fun watercolor project is all about the exploration of color and magic and of mixing! This exercise gives each child a chance to work on their brush handle it skills, color identification and inspiration for working with different mediums.

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Smash Art using Nature

Get kids to interact with nature by simply exploring your outdoors and have students try to find as many colors as they can! We had our students explore The Glenn and find as many different items as they could from nature to use and test on our papers.

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Scrap-wood Imagination Sculptures

This week in Tinker Hollow we are exploring new ways to build and create with wood, by creating sculptures out of scrap wood.

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Building With Cardboard

This week up in The Studio we used cardboard to create a sculpture that resembled a place, a space and also a “huge” dinosaur!

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