Welcome to Little Lions- St. Paul Site!

Would like to invite all our families to our Annual Family Bar-B-Que 

 

WHERE: TAPIOLA

WHEN: TUESDAY JUNE 19, 2018 @ 5:30

THIS IS A GREEN EVENT SO PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLATES, UTENSILS, CUPS, SOMETHING TO SIT ON AND SOMETHING TO GRILL! 

LITTLE LIONS WILL SUPPLY THE GRILL, SALADS, WATERMELON, CONDIMENTS AND WATER. 

 

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JUNE 21, 2018 --  IS THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER AND THE LONGEST DAY OF PLAY! HOW MANY HOURS CAN YOU STAY AND PLAY OUTSIDE!? 
JUNE 29, 2018 -- IS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL AND "INTERNATIONAL MUD DAY!"   LOOK FOR DETAILS CLOSER TO THE DATE. 

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  MARCH/APRIL INFANT PROGRAM NEWS

 

"Winds of March, we welcome you

There is work for you to do. 

Work and play and blow all day. 

Blow the winter cold away."

     Congratulations to Lily and Moriah who graduated to our toddler program in late February. We will miss having them with us, but we look forward to watching their continued growth and development while in the toddler program. 

     Just as the flowers and trees regenerate and grow in the spring, so does our infant program! Welcome to Jacob, Abigail, and their families to Little Lions. We look forward to getting to know everyone. 

     REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS, LITTLE LIONS WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY APRIL 23RD, 2018 FOR A STAFF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY WITH KIM JOHN PAYNE. 

     Please join us for an informative evening with celebrated author KIM JOHN PAYNE. On Tuesday April 24th, 2018 from  7-9pm Kim John Payne will be speaking on the "OVERWHELM OF BOYS" in the Faculty Lounge @Lakehead University. Admission is by donation. If you require child care for the evening please contact Lindsay at our main office at 344-2298 ext 4. We hope to see you there.

     The children have really been enjoying playing with finger puppets and learning and mimicking what noises each animal makes. Some children can put on and take the finger puppets off their own fingers! They all especially enjoy the shark, who as he "swims" makes a "dun dun, dun dun, dun dun" noise before he swims up to kiss their cheeks. 

     We are looking forward to Spring and will be starting to do some planting of flowers and herbs to later transplant to the garden in our yard.  The children will have opportunities to help with plant care daily, which we know they'll love as they help us water our spider plants weekly. 

     With the often-muddy Spring weather fast approaching, please make sure your child has adequate water proof outdoor gear. Children love exploring their environment and free exploration is so important to children's development; at Little Lions we take the children outside in all weather and please not that mud puddles are not off limits :) 

     If you are looking for or want to buy "muddy buddy's", GEAR UP For OUTDOORS sells them for $42.99 and Kindy Cubby on Facebook sells them for $46.00. Check it out. 

"If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn."~Bernie Siegel MD

 ~ Miss Chantel & Miss Claudette 

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Spring always means MUD! These children "help" the educators dig a trench to drain water from the yard. So many wonderful things can take place when children are given the opportunity to explore their environment. During this experience the children are using their muscles to dig and move the heavy wet earth, they feel useful and capable, they are learning about science and cause & effect and the best part of all everyone is having FUN!