Since many of our families have already started putting up their Christmas trees, I thought I’d add a touch of holiday to our block corner. I took our mirror, a rope light, blocks and wooden trees and set up a scene. I love using mirrors with lights because of the reflection. I turned off one set of lights in the room so it could be seen a bit better (you can’t tell by these pictures, though). What I loved most about this was the conversations that were overheard, about Christmas trees, Christmas lights, Jingle Bells, and birthday parties. (Because, well, birthday parties seem to make their way into any conversation with 3 year olds!) Next week I will add some twinkling lights – not sure how yet. The wheels are still turning on that one.
Note: Some of you have asked if the rope light gets hot. Nope. Just a tad warm. Feels nice on these cooler days, too!
Sheryl Cooper is the founder of Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds, a website full of activities for toddlers and preschoolers. She has been teaching this age group for over 18 years and loves to share her passion with teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone with young children in their lives.