October is the month of joy and wonder for young children fostering unforgettable memories of new learning experiences.
Children are quick to observe dramatic changes in how the season of Fall unfolds its beauty gradually; the weather cooling down with a light warmth of the sun on the tip of your nose, trees bidding farewell to their green leaves, welcoming warm touch of colours, and an aroma of earthiness spreading into your lungs.
While the celebration of Thanksgiving brings rich sensory experiences of observation, touch, smell, and taste, Halloween, on the other hand, delivers spooky aspects of magic and intrigued curiosity.
Throughout the week of Halloween, Preschoolers and Toddlers engaged with songs that correlated to the theme, listened to age-appropriate ghostly stories and participated in tactile sensory activities such as creating mummies and slime—of course, not forgetting, the party and parade, which was a day of making endless memories with educators and friends.
The interests which were observed during this month were as followed:
Birds - eggs, nest, food, feathers and names of different kinds of birds
Animals - farm animals such as cows, ducks, chickens, pigs, ponies, dogs, cats etc.
Pumpkins - different shapes, colours of pumpkins, pumpkin seeds, carving pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns
Halloween Party - costumes, imaginary figures, favorite characters, spiders and ghosts
Letters & Numbers - counting 1 to 5, recognizing 'H' for Halloween, 'P' for Pumpkins and 'B' for Birds
Colours - orange, black and white