We're all in this together
Hi Pika Parents! This page has been created for you, in better hopes that you will have the resources you need for your kiddos. It can be hard clicking an email here and another there, why not have everything you need on one website. Easy to navigate and easy access. Let's give the children what they want!
LEarning how to use the potty
There is never a right time to start potty training, am I right? There definitely will be accidents along the way, but in the Pika Room our goal is to start potty training if not complete it before the child moves to the next room. If you click the picture above we have linked great resources.
Language is booming in this classroom. We love to see the child's repertoire build substantially during their "Pika" career. Listen when your child asks or answers questions. How many words do they use to convey their message? When entering the Pika Room we know many kiddos have few to no words. We want to see them using three word sentences by the time they leave our room. We encourage you to be as verbal as possible with your children at home and avoid using "baby talk." This will allow them to understand the proper words and/or annunciation of the word.
Working on Fine MOtor and Large Motor Skills
At this stage our friends are learning how to do more and more challenging tasks. We want to get them working on these skills as much as possible! By clicking the picture above will give you activities to do to work on fine motor skills. Large Motor examples would be running, jumping, and balancing.
While the children in this class are very clearly still toddlers, they are capable of many skills that we may not give them enough credit for. In this classroom we encourage the child’s independence and support their seeking to display. We allow them ample amounts of time to experiment with dressing and undressing, climbing up and down stairs, cleaning their areas after meals and washing their hands and face. We see the excitement in the child’s face as they become more successful at these skills and view activities that we may see as “chores” as huge accomplishments. The child is capable of anything we encourage them to do, we must only give them the time and the tools.