Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Saturday, Sunday, the days of the week
Missy has learned the days of the week in daycare by singing this song. And she is definitely getting a better grasp of which day comes next, which days she goes to daycare, etc. Sorry, I can't say what tune this song is sung to.
miércoles, jueves, viernes
sábado, domingo, the days of the week
They're also singing the song in Spanish too! Missy has picked up on lunes, martes, sábado, and domingo, however she mumbles miércoles, jueves, and viernes because she hasn't quite gotten them yet.
mercredi, jeudi, vendredi,
samedi, dimanche, the days of the week
So I thought I'd try introducing her to the days of the week in French, using the same tune. Ooooh, that didn't go so well. She got a bit confused, perhaps because it was somewhat close to Spanish. I'll try again in the future.
I guess toddlers learn better when something is sung. At daycare, they also sing their before meal prayers to the tune of Frère Jacques:
For our food. For our food.
Everyday we love you. Everyday we pray to you.
God is good. God is good.
This is followed by:
And now that it is the holidays, they have been teaching the kids Christmas carols this month. Missy loves to sing the songs at home. There was a Christmas party at school last Friday and all the kids sang them for us. It was really cute!
I meant to have the Christmas gifts for the 3 daycare teachers ready to give on the day of the Christmas party. It didn't happen. I had everything ready, however the process of getting it all into gift bags just didn't happen. Missy & I managed to wrap it all up today. The next hurdle is remembering to bring it with us as we rush out the door tomorrow morning. During the Christmas Party, I noticed that some of the other kids only gave presents to the 2 main daycare teachers. I don't know whether I was supposed to give gifts to only these 2 main teachers. I didn't want the 3rd to feel left out, so I planned for 3 gifts. The 3rd daycare teacher spends a lesser amount of time in the classroom with the kids, so perhaps this is why most of the other kids didn't think to include her(?).
Missy is really looking forward to Christmas. Almost everyday she will ask, "Is today Christmas?" She hasn't quite grasped the concept of days of the months and months in the year. Lately she's been working in the words "last year" in her conversation referring to things that happened in recent days, weeks, or months. Some day she will understand what "last year" means.
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