Infants (Moon Children) 

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A strong rhythm will nurture the tiniest ones. They will spend time in the arms of the teacher, who delights in smiling, talking, and singing with them. There will be plenty of “floor time” on our cozy, warm rugs for gross motor development.  Simple toys will offer a chance for tiny hands to learn to grasp and throw. The infants will go for walks in the stroller and will nap in our lovely, quiet napping room.  Simple stories, finger plays and games will form the daily circle work.   

 

A Typical Moon Room Daily Rhythm for Older Infants                          

7:00 - 8:30  Arrivals & Floor Play   Floor play,  Special toys (Blocks, Music, Nature objects),  Lap games,    Observation time for teachers,  Activities with high school interns,  Bottles for early arrivals/younger ones,  Diapers as needed
 8:30 - 9:00       Circletime & Prepare for Snack    Circle: Seasonal songs & fingerplays,  Diapers for all,  Put away toys,  Set up for snack
  9:00 - 9:30   Morning Snack     Hand washing, Puppet story & blessing,  All-school snack, Water/milk in cups
 9:30 - 10:00   Prepare for Rest     Free play,  Put on sleepsacks/clothes,  Bottles with lullabies
  10:00 - 11:00 Naptime     For non-napping older ones: Art activities, Toddler toys, Movement games
  11:00 - 11:30 Waking up & Prepare for Walk     Large motor free play,  Diapers for all,  Dress for outdoors,  Put away toys
  11:30 - 12:30  Walk and Outdoor Play     Buggy ride,  Play in fields near school  (Time shorter in cold weather)
  12:30 - 1:15   Lunchtime     Hand washing, Puppet story & blessing,  Lunch (food & drinks from home)
  1:15 - 1:45  Prepare for Rest     Free play,  Diapers for all,  Put on sleepsacks/clothes,  Bottles with lullabies
  1:45 - 3:30   Naptime for All  
 
 3:30 - 4:00 Waking up     Large motor free play,  Diapers for all
  4:00 - 4:30   Afternoon Snack     Hand washing, Puppet story & blessing,  Snack from home & bottles/cups
  4:30 - 5:30   Floor play & Goodbyes    Floor play,  Special toys,  Lap games,   OR  Outdoors on toddler playground in good weather,   Bottles and diapers as needed

A Lullaby from Peter Pan

Tender Shepherd, tender Shepherd,
Won't you guard my tender sheep:
One in the meadow,
Two in the garden,
Three in the nursery, fast asleep,
Fast asleep, fast asleep.

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