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Learning Circle Preschool Celebrates Food Day Friday October 24, 2014

Parents of young children are invited to join us at Learning Circle Preschool, 3 Blue Hill River Road, Canton MA, for activities planned as part of Food Day, the nationwide movement for more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Parents will be able to participate in activities with their children, see the school, and talk with staff and parents at the school.

Celebrating Food Day gives us an occasion to highlight what our children practice throughout the year as a part of the school’s dedication to exposing students to sustainable living, nutrition, and the sciences.

We’ll plant garlic and dig in our garden beds, investigate and draw a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, create art projects like vegetable printing and marble painting, and walk together to neighboring Brookwood Farm.
Young children learn through hands on experiences. Planting foods, watching the plants grow, eating foods from their gardens or from a local farm like Brookwood, connects children directly to real foods. It opens them to new food choices and leads to healthier attitudes about food.

For parents unable to attend the Food Day Festival and Open House on October 24, the school offers opportunities to visit its facilities individually. The visits, held during school hours, give parents and children a chance to meet with director Katrina Selawsky, to talk about each family’s specific needs, and to see the classrooms while children are in session.

Please call the Director, Katrina Selawsky at 781-828-4800 for more information or to arrange a tour of the facility. Parents may also contact the school by email (info@learningcirclepreschool.org) or visit the school’s website at www.learningcirclepreschool.org.

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Did you hear the one about the lamb in a diaper?

Earlier this month, Barn Babies visited each of the classrooms.

The children took the plunge and interacted with kittens, puppies, a lamb (one week old and in a diaper), a pig, and a chicken. The smaller animals were swaddled in blankets for the children to hold, and others were in pens that the children could enter.

Some of the children were tentative at first. But by the end, each child had played with or held at least a few baby animals. Interacting with these babies brings out children’s calm, caring, and nurturing selves. More than one baby kitten fell asleep in a child’s arms.

Check out these photos!

Chickadees

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Goldfinch and Nuthatch

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