Gifts with a Purpose

Gifts with a Purpose_Main Image 4x6_2MPBy Renee Hennessy, Preschool Director

The holidays are here and we have received a few requests for ideas for toys and gifts for preschoolers. In the Preschool, we are fond of toys that are open-ended because they have a high play value and can be used for more than one purpose, wherever those imaginations may go. Building blocks such as Magna-Tiles and play scarves and items that can be used for pretend play (for example, a doctor’s kit) can be revisited time and time again. Books and puppets are also great gift ideas for young children.

Next week will be a festive one as we prepare for the holiday break. In conjunction with the Lower and Middle School, we will participate in the Holiday Dress-Up Week! Monday is Mismatched Day, Tuesday is Pajama Day (a favorite), and at our Big Sing on Wednesday, festive holiday wear is encouraged. We are expecting a special visitor from the North Pole to stop by the Big Sing.