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Tinker Time for Tots: Color Adventures Follow-Up



The Literacy & Learning Center's monthly program, Tinker Time for Tots, tailored to preschoolers and their caregivers focused on color for the February learning activities. These sessions aim to empower parents by demonstrating inventive ways to utilize everyday household items for their children's educational benefit. Both caregiver and child learn practical activities that can be seamlessly incorporated into their daily routines, fostering a rich learning environment at home.


Carolyn MIddlebrooks, Pre-K Director, set the stage by reading two books that illustrate colors with the children: I Went Walking board book by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas, and Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes picture book by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean. As she read, she encouraged the children to name the colors as they appeared in the story.


Then, the hands-on activities provided opportunities for children to interact physically for a more thorough learning experience. The favorite activity of the day was the color scavenger hunt. Children searched the room for items matching the standard colors, including red, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange, and pink. Once the children spotted the color nearby, they took off running to touch it with excitement and pride. 


Two sorting activities were provided for the kids to practice color identification skills further. One used colored clothespins that each child clipped to respective pictures of crayons. The other used Fruitloops cereal grains to be placed within the matching color circles. Eating the Fruitloops afterward also proved to be a source of joy.


The March session will utilize sensory writing trays on Friday the 15th at 10 am. More information can be found on our website at TheLiteracyandLearningCenter.org/News and on our social media channels, instagram.com/maconncliteracy, and facebook.com/maconliteracy. Check back each month for details about upcoming sessions. For more information about the program, please get in touch with Carolyn Middlebrooks at CMiddlebrooks@TheLiteracyandLearningCenter.org

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