Too Cute Tuesday: Lessons in letters to Santa

Shannon GarrityWondering what happens during an average day in our centers?  Here is a note and some pictures from Day Nursery Ruth A. Lilly Center Director Shannon Garrity about the good things happening in one of her preschool classrooms.

This is a project that the three-year-old class is working on.  In the morning they cut out pictures and write letters to Santa and put them in their box.  At nap time, while children are sleeping, Santa picks up the letters and leaves the children a note which their teacher Ms. Sara will read to them after their nap. This activity is a good example of the importance of early childhood education. The children are learning new skills they will need when they reach elementary school. The most important lesson they are learning is how to follow a series of steps to complete the activity.  Using scissors to cut out the pictures will develop their fine motor skills which in turn helps them have the control they need to learn to write their name on the envelope to Santa.mailbox for letters to Santa

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